Greenies Push Safe Froggy Sex With Hook-Up Pad

Frog Hotel to protect mating amphibians from predators
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2009 2:02 PM CDT
Greenies Push Safe Froggy Sex With Hook-Up Pad
A Dendrobates tinctorius- Patricia morph Poison Dart Frog from Sean Stewart's collection is shown Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Ellicott City, Md.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Frogs have a new reason to leap for joy: a hotel specially designed to allow them to mate in peace and safety, NPR reports. Scottish environmentalists opened the Frog Hotel two weeks ago to protect the amphibians from predators. Frogs “are slowly coming out of hibernation, and the first thing they do is start preparing for the mating season,” explained an advocate.

The getaway, which resembles an underground beehive, looks less like a seedy motel and “much more like the Bates hotel in Psycho.” The advocate says the hotel is fun and productive, encouraging people to volunteer to help the environment. And other species shouldn’t feel left out, the Scotsman says. Greenies are now planning “bat boudoirs,” bee havens, and butterfly gardens.
(More frogs stories.)

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