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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Roadkill...

I knew I'd end up writing something about road mortality of reptiles and amphibians, but I didn't think it would be quite so soon.

Today I saw my second garter snake of the year, this one crossing the concession road beside our property. I pulled over to move it off the road and was heading back towards it when another car came along and crushed it. Either the driver didn't care whether they hit the snake, or they simply didn't see it. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the latter, but even then I am amazed that people seem to be completely unaware of the turtles, snakes, and other animals that are on the road in front of them.

Road mortality is a major problem for some reptile species, and it doesn't seem like there is much we can do about it. If anyone's got any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

On another note, spring peepers began calling from our ponds this evening.

Posted by Jeff Hathaway at 11:07 PM | Comments (2)  

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