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Old 19th January 2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cattle Tank [American usage and Non-American usage] (in CC amphib glossary)

Someone please help me with this one.

Cattle Tank (American) is a term used to describe a depression in the ground (usually a relatively "bare" shallow pond) from which cattle can drink. On the Great Plains in the USA these are often important amphibian habitats due to the lack of water bodies.

Cattle Tank (Non-American) or trough is a large long (usually) metal container used to feed or water large numbers of cattle at one time. Note it is not sunk into the ground and so is not accessible to amphibians.
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Last edited by John; 19th January 2008 at 01:28. Reason: Edited the Great Plains thing to explain why
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