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Old 03-20-03, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, it does and it needs to happen more often in more places.

Road mortality is increasingly becoming the #1 killer of many species of herps in the wild (more roads = habitat fragmentation, which is the underlying killer), espically amphibians, who will often migrate to the same vernal ponds year after year. In fact, there is a population of turtles in Maryland, I believe, that is being threatened with extinction b/c the road mortality in this 3-5 mile stretch is killing them by the dozens. Turtles are even more suceptable to this, b/c they only start reproducing after many years (roughly a decade) of being hatched. That road is blocked in the spring as well.
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