Colorado knows how to kill frogs |

Colorado knows how to kill frogs

DENVER, Colorado ” Ever wonder how to humanely kill a frog, salamander, goldfish or even a baby alligator? The Colorado Division of Wildlife has the answer: Freeze them.

Concerns over non-native frogs being released into the wild prompted a wildlife official to advise residents Wednesday to carefully consider how to get rid of unwanted amphibians or reptiles that were pets or part of a school project.

Tina Jackson, a herptile specialist with the Division of Wildlife, said non-native frogs could introduce diseases and compete with native frogs, harming the local species.

If a good home can’t be found for unwanted critters, Jackson said, freezing them puts them in a hibernation sleep state before they die.

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