Monday, September 13, 2010

You Kill It, We'll Map It!

California Roadkill Observation System

Researchers at the University of California have developed a website to provide a way for people to report roadkill. The aim of the site is to better understand and try to influence the factors that contribute to roadkill.

If you create an account with the site you can begin to start adding your own observed roadkills to the system's Google Map. The animal roadkills displayed on the map are color-coded to reflect the species of animal unlucky enough to be struck or run over by a vehicle.

Judging by the map Highway 280 into San Francisco is definitely the place to avoid if you are a medium sized mammal. The site even includes a suitably gruesome gallery of roadkill photographs.

Via: The New York Times


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