Byline: DAVID DERBYSHIRE
A PLAN which could prevent tens of thousands of amorous toads being killed on the roads begins today.
For the first time, an entire country lane is being closed to allow the amphibians to migrate to their breeding grounds in safety.
If the action is a success, it could lead to other car bans to help the threatened toads from a grisly demise under the wheels of cars.
Each springtime, around a million toads emerge from hibernation and set off in droves towards their preferred breeding grounds.
But there is a terrible carnage as about 300,000 of the toads are killed by vehicles. Others fall down roadside drains …