Antifreeze is a syrupy liquid that is usually brightly colored; neon green or neon pink, and is very deadly for pets. Antifreeze is used to prevent car radiators from freezing (or overheating). Spills of antifreeze are also common in winter months as car owners perform seasonal engine maintenance.
Antifreeze is used in the plumbing systems of cabins and other vacation homes in extreme climates to prevent broken pipes in winter. And, antifreeze may also be used to weigh down portable basketball hoops and be a a source of antifreeze for curious pets. Please be careful with pets around antifreeze.