Frog and snake species cost world economy $16 billion

STORY: This American bullfrog species has cost the world economy $16 billion

along with the brown tree snake

by causing problems ranging from crop damage to power outages

According to a study the damage was caused between 1986 and 2020

The bullfrog had the greatest impact in Europe

while the brown tree snake has multiplied so uncontrollably on some Pacific islands

that they caused power outages by crawling on electrical equipment

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