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Old 17th May 2009   #11 (permalink)
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Default re: Cattle Tank [American usage and Non-American usage] (in CC amphib glossary)

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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 (Regional, USA): A man-made pond intended to provide drinking water to grazing livestock in the Central and Western United States. Often also utilized by amphibians and other wildlife in areas where natural water bodies are scarce or seasonal.



I still picture a heavily armored dairy cow with a large cannon mounted to it every time I hear this term...

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