Tiny frogs have invaded Hawaii’s Big Island. The problem is that when they croak in chorus at night, they make a noise as loud as a helicopter, so resident humans aren’t getting much sleep.

The frogs are about the size of a nickel, and arrived in Hawaii from the Caribbean in the mid-80’s, probably in an agricultural shipment. Since they have no natural predators in Hawaii, they have swelled in numbers and now pose such a hindrance to a good night’s sleep that a hotline has been set up for frustrated insomniacs.
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