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Road Kill Kills!


December 12, 2018

Doug Harling

A Feruginous Hawk feeding on road kill.

We’ve all seen it. A poor bunny or a squirrel dead in the road and it’s always sad to see. As for me and I’m sure most of my readers, it especially hurts if we are the ones to hit it. I always pray they went fast and didn’t lay there to suffer. This is not just an issue in fast-paced city areas. Rural areas have just as much road kill and it often stays preserved for a good meal longer. Most often a bunny or a squirrel runs out into the road before we can slow down enough to do anything about it. Today’s column is to plead with all of you to do the most important thing after this...

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