Friday, June 17, 2011

Pennsylvania Highways: Or please can you remove the roadkill?

It's bad enough that I have to drive to and from work on the Schuylkill but must I also see the roadways littered with bloody and bloated animal carcasses too?

  • Pennsylvania has the highest number of deer-related accidents in the country
  • Deer crashes result in at least $1.1 billion a year in vehicle damage (in the country -not just Pennsylvania)
  • I couldn't locate much helpful information on who to contact, but I did manage to find a lovely poster about deer safety on the dmv site

  • Call the Southeastern Regional Office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 if you see dead wild animals like deer or elk or raccoons
  • Test yourself with this non-related question from the Motorcycle Operator's Manual:

  • Try and put a wounded animal out of it's misery. For one it's illegal and for another - just how were you planning on doing that?
  • Try and help a rattlesnake across the road. I didn't think it needed to be said, but then I saw this...