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Changing Daylight Hours Means More Vehicle Vs. Wildlife Encounters


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 3:38pm

News photo by Karen AuBuchon Johnson

Nov. 3 marked the end of daylight saving time in Colorado. This means drivers will see dusk arriving earlier, and should be aware that wildlife movements are likely to conflict with rush hour traffic on highways statewide.

As the sunlight fades during high-volume commutes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks the state's drivers to be cautious in sharing roads with wildlife. Autumn is peak seasonal mating and migration for many species, so drivers should stay alert and watch for wildlife as they begin to experience dark...

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