Archive for February, 2012

RoadKill ’12 is Ready to Go … !

Posted: February 22, 2012 by Paul Colombo in Uncategorized
RoadKill '12 Registration Form

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Everything on the web site seems ready to go. The new database is in place and most edits/changes/additions have been finished. A few minor things remain but for the most part we are up and operational.

If you would like to register for the project just click on the graphic to the left and that will bring you over to the RoadKill ’12 web site. All instructions for registering can be found there!

Once you are registered you will have an account in the database so that you can enter your data and retrieve the data from other participants.

The project will start on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at sunrise. With the unusual warm weather we have had in the Northeast it will prove interesting to see what the first few weeks of monitoring will bring. Under typical conditions we still have plenty of snow and the roadways remain fairly empty at this time of year.

Most unusual roadkill …

Posted: February 19, 2012 by Paul Colombo in Uncategorized

A few years back in Leominster, MA a moose met with its fate on Rt. 12 on a late rainy spring evening.

A motorist was traveling at 11:30pm when she clipped this guy. He rode right up the font hood, through the windshield, and right into the passenger seat aside of the operator.

The woman was able to eascape the vehicle and thank God there was nobody sitting in the front seat with her.

The EMT’s arrived on the scene and were AMAZED at what they saw. They worked with the Jaws-Of-Life and removed the entire roof of the vehicle after the animal was sedated. Once the roof was removed a local tow company rigged up a harness to lift the animal out of the vehicle.

All of this was to no avail as the moose had suffered serious internal injuries and was bleeding internally. A local vet made the decision to euthanize the animal.

Considering the extent of the damage to the vehicle, it was apparent that if a passenger had occupied the front seat with the driver they could have been seriously injured or killed in the mishap.

Data indicates that in 90% of vehicle/moose collisions the driver or other occupants receive serious injury or death as a result of the crash. Another grim reminder of the dangers that occur when wildlife and man come into collision in the wildlife corridors. Take note and be vigilant as you travel the local roadways!



RoadKill ’12 Message Board

Posted: February 19, 2012 by Paul Colombo in Uncategorized

Welcome to the RoadKill ’12 Message Board!  We will be using this blog to replace the message board that once ran in the original RoadKill web site. This will give all of our participants an opportunity to post messages of interest as the projects runs.

The message board is moderated so postings will need to be reviewed before they go “live” for our readers. Unfortunately with the nature of this medium we need to moderate things to prevent spammers from posting junk and messages of little interest to our readers.

If you have any trouble with the board please feel free to contact us and we will try our best to help you along.

We are looking forward to another interesting year along the highways … !

Up and Running … !

Posted: February 19, 2012 by Paul Colombo in Uncategorized

This will replace the old message board on the web site. I’ll spend some time here later this week so that it looks like it belongs with the project …