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🎶 The bears are back in town 🎶

And now the mom’s got a fancy collar on!

Andrew Timmins, the bear project leader with the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, steps over a tranquilized black bear in Hanover, N.H., on April 13, 2018. Nancy Comeau with USDA wildlife services keeps a hand on the bear after the bear had been moved onto her side. Behind them is bear expert Ben Kilham, of Lyme, N.H., and Will Staats, a regional wildlife biologist with New Hampshire Fish and Game. The bear was tranquilized so she could be fitted with a radio collar and an ear tag. She has four cubs. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials today put a tracking collar on a black bear sow in an effort to track her movements as she seeks food for a new litter of cubs near downtown Hanover. Read more.

‘Desperately seeking road kill’ in the form of ‘less fortunate frogs’

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 permission@vnews.com.

From the Norwich listserv this morning:

6. desperately seeking road kill
From: “ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu” <ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:59:27 -0700

 

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.

morbidly yours

ryan.calsbeek@dartmouth.edu

Reminds me of the documentary Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, which it seems you can actually watch in full on YouTube.