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VT Reptiles on the Move
By Joe Gullo
MONTPELIER, Vt. - This is the time of the year when reptiles and amphibians are on the move. The state of Vermont is trying to help them out.
Wildlife experts say now, especially at night, is when frogs, peepers and other reptiles move from wooded areas to wetlands to breed.
Sometimes roads cross their path during their journey. That's why road crews are now working with barriers to funnel the wildlife and using culverts to allow them safe passage.
"Lower wildlife impacts where we have resurfacing projects or culvert replacements or anything like that where there is going to be a change in construction," Mark Ferguson, Zoologist at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife, said.
Of course not all reptiles will use the culverts so wildlife experts urge drivers to keep an eye out, especially when near ponds and wetlands.