Olympian Swims to Frogs’ Rescue
First, Amanda Beard defended foxes in a, ahem, foxy ad for PETA just in time for the Beijing Olympics. Now, the gold-medalist is making a splash for her amphibious friends by urging people to help frogs and other animals escape a watery death in swimming pools by installing PETA’s Frog Saver Lily Pad.
“I spend almost as much time in the water as I do on land, so I really relate to frogs and other amphibians,” says Beard. “Sadly, I’ve found dead frogs in my pool and it’s heartbreaking to know that they drowned because they weren’t able to get out to dry land.”
The Frog Saver attaches to pool ladders and pond walls to give baby ducks, lizards, toads, and other animals a way to climb out.
Installing one in your pool won’t help you win an Olympic medal, but it will make you a winner in the eyes of your wildlife neighbors.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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