A wood frog gives off death spasms after being hit by a vehicle on Route 5 in Springfield, Vt., on April 22, 2014. A volunteer crossing brigade spent several hours of the night helping many amphibians cross the road safely, though they couldn’t reach all the travelers in time. (Valley News – Will Parson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week promises rainy days and the coming of the spring frog populations. Many of these frogs will cross roads on their way to breeding sites in vernal pools. Some frogs are luckier than others and as Kermit was fond of saying “its not easy bein’ green”.
Should you happen upon the less fortunate frogs in your commute home, I would be most grateful if you would hop on over, bag them up for me and drop me an email. Please note the location where each frog croaked (see what I did there?).
We will also gladly accept your road-killed salamanders.