"Killer" Frog Found in Golden Gate Park

Amphibians beware: a killer pathogen is on the loose.

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    Josh Keppel

    The carrier of a deadly infectious disease is in Golden Gate Park.

    And it's green.

    An African clawed frog from San Francisco's famous park was found to be carrying a "deadly infection," according to SF Weekly.

    A "fungal pathogen" responsible for "the decline or extinction of about 200 amphibian species worldwide" was found by Stanford researchers in the frog, as well as in two frogs from San Diego.

    The fungus is harmless to people but not to pond animals, so it was important for the deadly frog to be removed from the city's Lily Pond.