Attention must be paid today to Acris crepitans, the northern cricket frog. Said frogs resident in Glenmere Lake, Florida are holding hostage the water supply of, uh, Glenmere Lake, Florida – the eponymous village.
The frogs are an endangered species, you see, and under Florida’s strict laws protecting such it is necessary to determine whether they use the water weed Eurasian watermilfoil (curently making the lakewater more or less unusable by the village residents).
Lest we think all Floridians are hopelessly ecophilic, though, consider this quote:
“They’re not even big enough to eat,” Ed Kania said to applause. “The dinosaurs died out and that wasn’t the end of the world. No one cares about the cricket frog.”
Well, not quite no one, apparently… but honestly, this water thing should be a soluble problem, surely? 😉