Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Road Closed For Toads

I'm not sure how I missed this gem last week but apparently I did.

About this time every year outside of Philadelphia, hundreds of toads migrate across a road to reach a pond. That road is pretty busy though, so a group of toad activists has worked with the city to get the road closed every day during times of "toadlet migration hours" which is apparently between 7-9 p.m. for some reason.

Some of the toads are even getting a ride across the street in buckets. Here's the story from Transportation Issues Daily.

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