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For the fourth time, a city in Canada has decided to help out some slow amphibians by closing a road for two months during their migration period.

Jefferson salamanders live in forests along both sides of the road in Kitchener, where declining populations are protected by Ontario’s Endangered Species Act.

But every spring, they used to get squashed crossing Stauffer Drive to get to the temporary ponds formed one one side by melting snow.

(READ the story in the CBC)

Photo: spotted salamander by Dave Huth (CC)

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