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Two Elementary Classes Have Competing Bills To Name State Amphibian

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(WLNS) - Most Michiganders can name the robin as the state bird and the white-tailed deer as the state mammal.
Soon a state amphibian could be added to that list.
In the race are the Spring Pepper frog (on the left in the picture) and the Blanchard's cricket frog (on the right).
The third and fourth grade students at Okemos Public Montessori have lobbied Rep. Sam Singh to introduce a bill naming the Spring Peeper frog as the state amphibian.
The frog is common in Michigan and is readily heard at dusk.
The other candidate is Blanchard's cricket frog.  Rep. Matt Lori is working with elementary school students in the 59th district to pitch the reclusive little frog as the state amphibian.
There's no estimate when a decision will be made.

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