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A New Supreme Court Case Pits a Timber Company Against an Adorable Endangered Frog

The dusky gopher frog is small and stout, about three inches long, with warts on its back and a guttural call that sounds like a snore. It lives in the ephemeral ponds of longleaf pine forests in Mississippi.

 

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