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In Philly, It's Toad Detour Time Again

One of the travelers (2009 file photo).
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One of the travelers (2009 file photo).

It's Spring. The temperature's rising. And a young toad's fancy turns to ... other young toads.

On Port Royal Avenue in Philadelphia that means folks are shutting down the street again so that thousands of the little critters can safely get across the road to the Roxborough reservoir — where, as CBSPhilly.com delicately puts it, the toads "consummate their relationship."

The organizers of this "Toad Detour" are quite organized. , complete with a code of conduct for volunteers:

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