Odd News Roundup:'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains
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'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains
A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death. The Warwickshire Amphibian and Reptile Team -- the memorably acronymed WART -- hopes that by placing 20 of the rust-resistant aluminum ladders down drains near known breeding pools in England's West Midlands, they can boost the dwindling amphibian population.
(With inputs from agencies.)