'Be A Hero': NH's Smallest Marathoners Need Your Help, Fish and Game Says
New Hampshire Fish and Game is warning the public to watch out for some of New Hampshire's smallest residents.
Frogs, spotted salamanders, and toads will be making moves to breed in small pools of water on land this season.
NH Fish and Game report that because of the rain this week these animals will be more visible, such as when they try to cross roads.
Watch out for the hopping migrational animals during rainy nights and when you're on the larger state roads, slow down significantly. If you see these small amphibians, try to avoid them as cautiously as possible.
This journey is now a "race" as these vernal pools dry up at the beginning of summer, and with NH summers becoming hotter and dryer, the pools dry up quicker.
To win the race, these amphibians must get to the breeding pools, mate, and lay eggs, and the young must hatch and grow legs before the vernal pools dry up this summer.
If you see frogs or salamanders while out on a walk, NH Fish and Game encourages you to report your sightings to the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP).
As the NH Fish and Game says, "Be a hero for our smallest marathoners!"