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YOU might have heard of zebra and pelican crossings - but what about a toad crossing?

YOU might have heard of zebra and pelican crossings - but what about a toad crossing?

Volunteers at Elmdon Manor nature reserve are delighted by a new idea to protect the amphibians from traffic.

A toad crossing fence has been installed on the road that runs next to the wildlife site.

It follows concerns from animal-lovers that many of the pond-dwelling creatures were being run over.

In the past, volunteers have had to pick up toads one-by-one and take them to safety. But it’s hoped that the recently completed scheme will offer an easier solution to the problem.

Stephen Beal, from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Toads have a special place in the hearts of people all over the country.

“This fence will be able to ensure their survival for years to come.”

Willmott Dixon Ltd paid for the materials to build the fence, which was completed by a team of their workers.

 

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