Do you worry about the fate of toads crossing highways? During peak toad season (when they seek out other toads for some hot froggy love), many horny toads cross highways trying to get to ponds and lakes. Unfortunately, life is not like Frogger--most of the amphibians are crushed by cars before they can get across.

In an effort to help the toads, some towns in the United States (and possibly in Europe as well) have built "toad tunnels" under their highways. In theory, the toads can travel through the tunnels and completely avoid the marauding semis and Corvettes above. In Davis, California, the city spent $12,000 on a toad tunnel--of course, no one knows if it's being used or not...

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