CHIMACUM, Wash. - Anderson Lake was known, at least until now, for its trout and for the toxic blue-green algae that spurred public health officials to close the lake but leave the state park around it open.
For the next several days, however, the lake near Chimacum will be noticed instead for its streams of dime-sized Western toads, first noticed last week.
They're newly metamorphosed ex-tadpoles, doing their amphibious thing and scrambling across the land around the lake - in impressive numbers.
"I was just out there yesterday, and saw a million of them heading toward the woods," state park ranger Mike Zimmerman said Friday afternoon. "There are no more polliwogs," he added.
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