Beware Of Toads

IF A PLAN BY TEXAS PARK officials succeeds, the Houston toad won't be a Spotted Owl. Golfers want to expand the nine-hole course at Bastrop State Park ne Austin to 18 holes. Problem is, the park is a refuge for the endangered toad. The solution: golfers would pay a "toad fee" in addition to greens fees to protect the warty amphibians. Though no agreement is signed, proponents are hopeful. Says parks department conservationist Andrew Price: "It could be a win-win situation."

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