Top Five Roadkill Sites in North America


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Last year we learned that a portion of the population actually aim their cars at turtles and snakes; In Canada's roadkill hot spot, the Long Point Causeway, 10,000 animals die each year. Now local groups are raising money to renovate the highway to be animal safe, with barriers and passageways. ::The Star

However, that is only the fourth worst roadkill spot; first is U.S. Highway 27 at Lake Jackson near Tallahassee, Fla. 2,070 turtles are killed there per mile per year. "A turtle now has a 98.86% chance of dying if it enters on to US Highway 27 at Lake Jackson." They are working on engineering designs for a wall and underpass system- The Lake Jackson Ecopassage.Top 5 Turtle-killing roads:

1. U.S. Highway 27 at Lake Jackson near Tallahassee, Fla.

2. U.S. Highway 441 at Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville, Fla.

3. U.S. Highway 93, Mission Valley, Mont.

4. Long Point, Ont.

5. Cape May, N. J.

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