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BC Roadkill Status 2012

March 29, 2012, 10:14 p.m.
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Just spent two weeks and 2000km driving along the south and middle of the province. Other than the huge amount of tightly packed trailers and over priced Kootenay properties for sale, I did keep a mental status on the roadkill a long the way.

I managed just a few birds myself, but the winner is….the kittehz. Lotsa family pets all dried up on the road..just sayin.

Howz about you 'necks up narth?

March 29, 2012, 10:19 p.m.
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New deer on the side of the road every other day here. Like rats these things.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

March 29, 2012, 10:31 p.m.
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there were some wild turkeys eating next to the highway near Castlegar, and boy did I wish I had a 12 gauge

March 29, 2012, 11:20 p.m.
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I ran over a mule deer doing like 30 kph. Dodge is fine.

March 29, 2012, 11:21 p.m.
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Also I don't know what they're called.
But theres these little birds that live in the brush, and when you're driving along a logging road they fly right out as you go by, I've killed one for sure hit a few.

a tree I pushed over killed a rabbit.

March 29, 2012, 11:22 p.m.
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there were some wild turkeys eating next to the highway near Castlegar, and boy did I wish I had a 12 gauge

I can't believe the wildlife up here either

March 29, 2012, 11:43 p.m.
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there were some wild turkeys eating next to the highway near Castlegar, and boy did I wish I had a 12 gauge

As long as they are eating grass they are tastier than any safeway bird you will ever see.

Clunking is for retards.

March 30, 2012, 4:12 a.m.
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Ive pegged a handful of grouse,a few squirrels and a flock or two of those little birds that come onto the road to peck gravel.

Had a grouse take out my tranny cooler and CAC last year.

Ive come waaaay to close for comfort with moose on more than one occasion.

March 30, 2012, 4:38 a.m.
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tranny cooler? is that like, an ice chest for thai ladyboys?

"Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes, it has not died out."
- The Daily Telegraph (1877)

March 30, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
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The most amount of roadkill I've ever seen was in Tasmania. I swear there was something dead on the road nearly every 10M.

March 30, 2012, 8:33 a.m.
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Skunk on Langley bypass this morning. His presence was known about 1km before his body was visible.

Hate to be the guy that did the deed.

March 30, 2012, 9 a.m.
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Saddest thing I've ever seen was that big dog in the HOV lane of the No. 1 Hwy, at about the Brunette Ave. exit. Happened a few months back. Must have jumped out of a car/truck, given that it was in the middle of the highway.:(

"The song of a bird…We used to ask Ennesson to do bird calls. He could do them. How he could do them, and when he perished, along with him went all those birds…"-Return from the Stars, Stanislaw Lem

"We just walk around, and sometimes we go out and dance, and then we listen to the environment."-Ralf Hutter, Kraftwerk

March 30, 2012, 9:13 a.m.
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Skunk on Langley bypass this morning. His presence was known about 1km before his body was visible.

Hate to be the guy that did the deed.

I hit a skunk a few years ago, bottom of the truck stunk for a good few weeks. Couldn't turn the heat on without stinking up the whole thing.

Luckily it was a company truck so I asked for a different truck and someone else got stuck with the stink.

March 30, 2012, 10:28 a.m.
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As long as they are eating grass they are tastier than any safeway bird you will ever see.

i would feel compelled to eat those suckers while drinking wild turkey, close the loop you know.

March 30, 2012, 10:32 a.m.
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North of Campbell River is always a good spot for teh roadkillz, the highway running by Elk Falls mill is always littered with logging-truck-pulverized-smeared-deer-bits… smells super good in the summer months.

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