Wildlife Officials: Keep an eye out for Frogs and Salamanders Crossing the Roads


It isn’t just foggy out of the roads in the springtime it can be froggy too.

Vermont Wildlife officials want folks to be aware that this time of year is popular for amphibian migration.

According to a media release, amphibians like frogs and salamanders are looking for breeding pools and could cross over roads and highways.

“Frogs and salamanders become active on rainy spring nights,” said Hilke.

“On these nights, drivers should slow down on roads near ponds and wetlands, or try to use an alternate route. These amphibian ‘hotspots’ can lead to the death of thousands of animals on a single night,” added Hilke.

Officials are asking that people report spots that if you see a high number of amphibians crossing to please report them to the Vermont Reptile & Amphibian Atlas. Click here to send a reporting.

According to wildlife officials, Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Vermont Agency of Transportation is working together to build culverts and wildlife barriers along highways to help wildlife safely cross the road.

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