The FrogLog is a simple, inexpensive “escape ramp” that allows small animals to escape easily from any swimming pool.The Froglog was developed by Rich Mason, a professional wildlife biologist with a strong interest in conservation of wildlife and their habitats.
“Pretty much any animal that walks around a suburban neighborhood could fall into a pool eventually,” Mason told The Dodo.
“I said, ‘OK, let’s see if we can come up with something to fix this problem.”’
Back in 2004, Maryland-based wildlife biologist Rich Mason got a concerned call from a friend who had just had a pool installed in his yard.
“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.”
Mason started to make a few hundred of these devices each year, just out of his garage, for people who wanted to save animals from their pools. Eventually, the FrogLog became more official, making it available online to help animals all over the world.
“It was such a relief to not find dead frogs in the pool’s filtration basket, or floating on the surface,” a Connecticut resident said on the product’s testimonial page. “I also had a resident bullfrog who lived comfortably in the pool, would haul out on the FrogLog for a rest, and use it to get into and out of the pool whenever he wished.”