Supreme Court To Hear Case Involving Rare Frog

The future of the endangered dusky gopher frog may depend on a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The justices agreed Monday to hear an appeal from a timber company that says 1,500 acres of woodlands in St. Tammany Parish were taken out of commerce to protect the frog, even though none of the amphibians have been found there for decades.

A lawsuit was filed after the land was designated a critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog that is currently known to exist only in Harrison County, Mississippi.

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