Motorists Warned of Frogs, Salamanders Crossing Vermont Roads


The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning drivers to be wary and drive with caution due to seasonal frog and salamander migrations.

The department says that frogs and salamanders tend to cross roads in groups during rainy spring nights in search of breeding pools. They are often killed by cars, which contributes to their decline.

The state works to track the migration patterns, but requests that motorists call in if they see a large migration. Officials and volunteers will work to slow traffic and manually carry the amphibians across the roads during spring nights.

The state is also working to build culverts and wildlife barriers around hotspots to avoid unnecessary amphibian deaths.

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