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This piece, A. varius, refers a species of toads named:
Atelopus varius.






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Until ten years ago these beautiful harlequin toads were plentiful along streams in Central America.
In Costa Rica and Panama these very common toads were symbols of good fortune.






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People would bring them home to bless the house and family.






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Today, they are very close to extinct.






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This past May, a good friend, Steve Waldron,
spent two weeks on the Rio Atelopus in Costa Rica.






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Tracy Hicks
223 North Shore
Dallas, TX
75216-1030