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Five legged frogs

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Experts are investigating after a batch of frogs with five legs were found in a Cambridgeshire river.

Environmental agency Natural England said specialists were puzzled by the deformity. A spokeswoman told Sky News it was thought to be the first time such frogs had been spotted in the UK. Five-legged frogs have previously been seen in the US…

“We are not sure what the reason is. A parasite; pollution – they are possibilities. But we’ve reached no conclusions.” She said research in the US suggested the deformity might be caused by a parasite which attacks frogspawn and disrupts growth patterns.

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April 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five legged frogs