Friday, April 13, 2012

When is an Endangered animal not an Endangered animal?

When members of the officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stand to profit from a contractor?

Sand skinks have turned up in eight Lake County projects

Sand skinks inhabit the Lake Wales Ridge, which stretches from Polk and Highland counties into south Lake, as well as the Mount Dora Ridge, a section of high sandy soils in northern Lake and Marion.

According to a state report, it's estimated that 90 percent of the sand skink habitat has been lost to development or was converted into citrus groves.

Officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are reviewing the company's proposal and are allowing public comment on it through April 23. People can email for more information and to offer comments at, using "Attn: permit number TE65123A-0" in the message subject line.

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