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Bastrop Fire Creates Uncertainty for Houston Toad (05:41)

Host: Sarah Leon with Paige Najvar

Houston toad (click to view larger)
Houston toad
Photo credit: Paige Najvar, USFWS


The Bastrop Fire dealt a horrible blow to the federally endangered Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) this summer, when it swept through eastern Texas and destroyed a significant portion of the toad's last remaining habitat.

Last updated: July 15, 2013