Animals

Genius Invention Will Save Lives of Many Animals This Summer

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There's one problem that you probably never have to worry about as the weather warms up unless you or someone you know is a pool owner.

Every summer lots of small animals such as frogs and squirrels, reptiles and critters die in swimming pools across the country. This occurs because it's easy for these animals to jump into the pool, but getting out is usually impossible. They either end up drowning or going down the pool's drain.

After receiving a concerned call from a friend who kept finding dead frogs in his pool, biologist Rich Mason knew something needed to be done.

“Because I’m a wildlife biologist, I’m the one who gets called when friends have snakes in their garage, that kind of thing,” Mason told The Dodo. “This friend was pulling out dead frogs every day from their pool … I was kind of shocked."

After some extensive research and speaking with many pool owners, the Maryland-based wildlife expert came up with a genius solution - the FrogLog.

The FrogLog is an inflatable device that attaches to the side of the pool so animals in the water can easily climb out.

Click on the next page to see what the device looks like and how it saves the lives of many animals.

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