UK roads 10-hr shutdown to let toads mate!

March 17th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin  

London, Mar 17 (ANI): A busy road in the UK was shut off to traffic for ten hours so that 2,000 toads could reach their mating ground!

A 500ft section of the highway at Llandrindod Wells was closed down between 8pm and 6am to allow the amphibians to reach their breeding ground.

Conservationists now hope that the Toad Watch will help lessen the numbers that die every year trying to get across the busy intersection.

Over the years toads have got squashed. Hopefully this will help more mate and the population will increase, The Sun quoted a spokesman, as saying.

The scheme is one of 70 in towns across Wales. (ANI)

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