‘The basic problem is that rural roads are being traveled by more and more people, many of them living in far-flung subdivisions. Each year, about 200 people are killed in as many as two million wildlife-related crashes at a cost of more than $8 billion, the institute estimated in a report prepared for the National Academies of Science.Ninety percent of the accidents occur on rural two-lane roads, and the most common animal involved is a deer.
Now that is statistics from Insurance companies talking about crashes and vehicle damage.
I see squashed snakes, raccoon,s possum, turtles, birds, skunks etc, that get killed without any vehicle damage.
I killed a bird myself, back in 2012, an American Redbreast, hit me in the shoulder; it was like firing a shotgun.
I bet that total animal road kills, gets up around 4 million a year, if not more.
Well I am back in Evanston as it is a reasonably large town, serviced by an interstate etc as I am trying to replace this old notebook with Windows XP on it. I’ve ordered a Macbook Air, and hope it is delivered as fast as possible. The weekly in the motel rate saved me a couple of hundred dollars – that was good. Staying for a week also solves the July 4th problem, because sometimes even the most out-of-the-way, motels get fully booked around Independence Day due to visiting friends & relatives.
Fingers Xed for a speedy delivery.
Take Care Out There.
Meanwhile, some photos of the ride to here 🙂
The view from the motel in Torrey
Torrey bookshop garden. My friend Patti explained the little caravan to me, ‘The little shed to the left, on wheels, is a “camper” made for the shepherds. They stay in these in, usually the desert while the mobs of sheep wander and graze’Dried-out gulch
‘Fresh Oil Ahead’ (I’ve no idea why some of the letters are missing on the sign as they were all clearly visible)