Roadkill is a horrific yet common problem that affects many different species of animals, but some animals are more susceptible to being hit by cars than others. Here are some of the animals that are most commonly hit by cars:
Deer are one of the most commonly hit animals on the road, and they’re often hit by cars when crossing the road or when startled by vehicles.
Opossums are also commonly hit by cars, and they’re often killed when crossing the road at night.
Raccoons are another animal that is frequently hit by cars, and they’re often killed when crossing the road or when rummaging through garbage near the road.
Squirrels are often hit by cars when running across the road or when they’re chasing each other.
Skunks are also commonly hit by cars, and they’re often killed when crossing the road or when foraging for food near the road.
With so many animals killed on the road every year (at least one million a day, by some estimates). there’s a great case to be made for wildlife crossings.
In addition to these animals, many other species of wildlife, including birds, snakes, and turtles, are frequently hit by cars. To help prevent roadkill, it’s important to be alert and cautious when driving, especially in areas where wildlife is likely to be present. By slowing down and being more aware, we can help reduce the number of animals that are killed on the road.