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Wildlife Detector Dog Demo

Event date and time
September 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Wachtmeister Field Station
County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Event description

You’ve heard of drug-sniffing dogs and you may have heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but have you ever heard of a frog-sniffing dog? “Newt” is a young Labrador retriever who is learning to find and alert to Eastern Spadefoot Toads. These frogs are the rarest amphibian in New England, listed as a threatened species in Massachusetts, and are particularly difficult to find. They spend most of their time underground and only come out on rainy nights – not the best time for two-legged volunteers to be searching the woods.