Volunteers Set Up "Toad Detour" In Philadelphia
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 12 2014 9:32AM
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads as they hop across a busy residential street on a rainy summer night.
It's their annual migration through dense vegetation from an abandoned reservoir where they were born. To helpthe tiny amphibians survive the trip, volunteers each year set up the Toad Detour. The roadblock reroutes cars so the animals - each about the size of a raisin - can cross the two-lane street safely.