NANFA-- bullfrogs

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 11:30:13 -0700

Here is some more information pertaining to the recent discussion about
releasing tadpoles or bullfrogs out of their native range. This is
Washington state's law on the matter.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

____________________Forward Header_____________________ Subject: Re: bullfrogs Author: "Evan Jacoby" <> Date: 04/10/2000 3:17 PM

Release of bull frogs into "water gardens" is a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.250, and additionally subjects the violator to pay all costs of the Department in capturing, killing or controlling the bull frogs. The nursery, knowing the disposition of the bull frogs is "water gardens," is an accomplice if they aid or agree to aid in planning or committing the offense. RCW 9A.08.020. Each sale for release into "water gardens" is a separate offense.

>>> "Lantz, Lisa" <> 04/10 12:39 PM >>> Does anyone know if there are any prohibitions against importing and/or selling bullfrogs in Washington? A nursery in the San Juans is preparing to sell tadpoles for people to put in their water gardens, a move that seems ill-advised at best.


**************************************************************** Lisa E. Lantz Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board 1851 South Central Place, Suite 211 Kent, WA 98031 USA phone: (253) 872-2972 fax: (253) 872-6320

"Nature is a textbook for those who can read it." - Louis Agassiz ****************************************************************

/----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes / Association" / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word / subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to / For a digest version, send the command to / instead. / For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,