I am such a hypocrite. I love animals so much, but not enough to stop eating them, or save them from death with my actual hands. Blech.
We have a window well at school that stupid toads like to jump into, then get stuck. I’ve bought a couple of cheap plastic window-well covers over the years, but the Nebraska winds eventually rip them away and ship them off to Iowa.
I’ve asked brave students or adults to rescue the lost amphibians, but on the weekends, there’s no one around for that. I certainly can’t touch them myself. I’ve tried to put a bucket down there and shout, “Jump inside! I’ll take you to safety!”, but apparently these toads don’t speak English.
The solution? A ramp.
I believe it worked. There were four little toads in here pre-boards, zero post-boards.
Either that, or the wind got ’em.