Road Barricaded to Help Lovelorn Salamanders Breed

United Press International

Lovelorn salamanders will be protected from the threat of automobile tires as they make their annual pilgrimage across a road to a breeding pond this spring, an environmentalist said Friday.

Robert Winston, 44, said he got permission from the Board of Selectmen to barricade a 500-yard stretch of Henry Street at night so the spotted mole salamanders can cross from a wooded area to a shallow pond without being run over.

"We're probably talking about 100 salamanders," Winston said.

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