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Endangered boreal toads

  Colorado hikers will find "WANTED" posters at trailheads this fall. The state Division of Wildlife, which posted the signs, is not looking for fugitives, but endangered boreal toads. The toads are often confused with chorus frogs or Woodhouse toads and biologists are trying to track legitimate sightings. They hope hikers will help with pictures, postcards, or call-ins. Postcards are available at regional Division offices, or send photographs to Colorado Division of Wildlife, attn. Mark Jones, 317 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970/472-4361).