Introduction: Ribbit Ramp

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The Ribbit Ramp is an inexpensive, easy to make frog or other small animal pool rescue system. Since small animals have a risk of falling and drowning in pools., you can save the small animals with the Ribbit Ramp. It is much cheaper to make without buying a pre-made ramp from the pool store. When an animal falls in, it may swim around the sides of the pool until it finds an exit. Unfortunately, it may not be able to make it the other side where the exit is, or it may never find an exit. So when the animal is searching for safety, it will come across the Ribbit Ramp and climb out of the pool to safety.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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You'll need: a 48 inches long noodle, 16 inch noodle, a rope, 40 by 16 inches of shelf liner, and a least 8 cable ties.

Step 2: Starting Up

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Take the shelf liner and the 16 in. noodle, then roll it up with the noodle like so. Then put cable ties to hold it.

Step 3: Cut It in Two

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Cut the 48 inch noodle in half.

Step 4: Keep It Afloat

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Put one half of the noodle on one side of the liner.

Step 5: Keep It Together

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Put cable ties on the noodle to keep it there.

Step 6: Repeat

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Now repeat the same steps (Step 4 and Step 5) with the other noodle.

Step 7: Finishing Up

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Now, take the rope and put it through the 16 inch noodle so you can tie it on to and object. The ramp should be tied so that the short noodle is resting on the top rail of the pool- the frogs will then be able to climb out to safety.

Comments

bobiscool110114 (author)2016-12-13

This looks amazing! Good Luck!

ninilovespopsi (author)2016-11-02

This is a great invention!

parisusa (author)2016-11-02

My son scooped out a struggling chipmunk in our child's pool last August! Unfortunately two others drowned in the night. I felt terrible. This is a great solution to save water and save little lives! Thank you and congratulations on your first instructable!

Anirudh Ralhan (author)2016-11-02

Nice!!!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-11-02

That is a great idea. It looks really easy to make. Sure beats anything would might find in a store.

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