Britain: How the Toads Cross the Road

How the Toads Cross the Road

Birds do it, bees do it, but every year tens of thousands of British toads get squashed trying to do it. During migration from their winter woodland homes to springtime breeding ponds, the lovelorn toads frequently croak while crossing the country's roads. Shocked at this tragedy, Britain's Fauna and Flora Preservation Society has opened the country's first toad tunnel in Buckinghamshire. After a week of operation, officials were optimistic that the underpass would do the trick.

To be sure, as many as 1,000 of the amphibians at first congregated dubiously at the entrance to the tunnel of love, hesitant to make...

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