Reducing roadkill

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Reducing roadkill

Post by pawnee » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:36 am

Ever see roadkill on the highway and think 'how sad?' well I was trying to think of ways to reduce roadkill....for example, a lot of endagered turtles are killed needlessly because people choose not to slow down or stop. Dodging cars really isn't in a turtle's makeup....people are just lazy and won't stop for them.
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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Larkarl » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:21 pm

Well, firstly I think people should just slow down a bit while driving. People tend to speed while driving, and I think if they were going just a bit slower, they'd have more time to stop. If there's an animal in the road, people should stop for it. Just because it's an inconvenience to you doesn't mean you have to run it over.

I think it would also help to have two people in the car, especially when driving at night. The driver has to concentrate on so many things, so it would help if you had another person watching out for wildlife on the road or by the road.
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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Nor-easter Forecast » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:37 pm

Larkpaw wrote:I think it would also help to have two people in the car, especially when driving at night. The driver has to concentrate on so many things, so it would help if you had another person watching out for wildlife on the road or by the road.
I agree with that.
Also, I've been seeing all these fancy new cars that move around still things; things that aren't trying to cross the road. Coming up with technology to lert the driver of a moving object in front of the car might prevent a crumpled bumper for the person and a dead animal. More "safe-passes" over highways would also help.

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by bluestar270 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:27 pm

people should go slower and stop for animals to cross

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by paperpaws » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:10 pm

I've heard of those tunnels under roads animals can pass through. If there would be more things like that it would surely help, animals wouldn't need to cross the road...

My father accidentaly killed a sparrow on the road once (without me in the car, phew), and scared me to death when he had to stop really sudden for a hare.

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Dragonwolffire » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:14 pm

Well since I do not drive and my parents have never killed an animal by running over it, I do not think I can help much here. I think that lowering speed limits in places with lots of animals could help though.
P.S My mom once ran over a dead animal that someone else had run over and killed, I think it was a cat (how sad).

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Kivia » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:40 pm

When I visit my mom in Michigan, it seems like every road has at least a dozen carcasses to the side of it... It's true that most of the animals come from the forests all around, but if people took more caution to what was in front of them, maybe we won't have to see "roadkill" trucks picking up after the mess people cause... I guess it would save the government money too.

And most importantly, animal lives would be saved as well.

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by black_warrior » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:29 pm

poor animals my trip once my dad ran over a deer it cross the road poor poor deer it was still makeing it sound with the head pop off i was like "OMG" in my head and the truck finish it off how scarey when it like was still makeing its sound it thought "i could be friends with that car and stoped right in the middle of the road we had to push the van to a hotel i think?


that was the scareist thing of my life when it made its animal sound when the head was off
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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Kivia » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:05 am

Society can be cruel... I don't understand how people can just hit and run like that.

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by black_warrior » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:20 pm

yeah my dad ran right into a baby deer it ran away with its head of :shock: i screamed when it ame close to the window "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" nexttime the car still worked we saw the baby deer again i was very scared i ducked and closed my eyes and boom heard something scarey it was like a baby horse my sister say"DAD! the baby horse might be killed" and got out of our car and looked and it was it ran off with no but or head my sister screamed"ARG AHHHHHHHHHH" and jumped in to the car and huged me our car still worked intell the next night we ran into two animals the baby horse with no but and head and the headless baby deer boom right in to both and boom their dead then the car worked this time this was very freaky weran right in to a deer and a female one the male one was like ma the female and boom we ran right in to it with a badger evvoled that night and both male and female had no head and noback legs badger had no head no tail and no back legs the car still worked intell we ran in to those animals again! car did not work!

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Tally » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:01 pm

More of those fun passes over the highways that allow animals to cross safely. Also, less cars! More public transportation...at least in areas where there is none.

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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by black_warrior » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:23 pm

trust me this roadkill stuff needs two stop......killing helpless animals (not right) saveing them(Correct)..............one thing maybe people dont see them maybe thats why they run intwo them
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Re: Reducing roadkill

Post by Foxgirlwolf » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:36 pm

yeah... the other day we were driving and two moose walked across the road right infront of us, my dad's like, "OH CRUD! moose..." and he swerved inbetween them, zoom through the ditch and out again O.O it was scary, the whole time I was muttering 'don't kill them! don't kill them! don't kill them!'

Some people will run over wolves and coyotes on purpouse if they hunt animals like elk and deer, they say it reduces the population and blah-de-blah-de-blah >:(
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