Saturday, March 04, 2006

Springtime: careful where you step

Ah, primavera! Nothing says new life and romance quite like toads and their annual slithery ritual of hopping to the local pond for rospo amore. According to Progetto Rospi (pics/info not necessarily suitable for workplace viewing), some 7,900 toads didn't make it to the mating grounds last year. The culprit? Italian drivers. But the good people at Progetto Rospi (aka Toads Project) are restoring nature to its original order -- by organising toad lifts and constructing a Froggy Acquaduct mainly in the North of Italy -- to ensure these amphibians gets across the road safely.

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