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One-two punch of heavy rain, devastating fires wipes out 5 years of work to re-establish rare frog

It's hard out there for a frog.

Seven months after the Woolsey Fire turned the Santa Monica Mountains into a charred moonscape, National Park Service researchers have now reported another devastation: the local California red-legged frogpopulation. The federally threatened species was virtually wiped out in the aftermath of the fire, sending a five-year project to bring them back to the region back to square one.

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