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There's Been an 'Unprecedented Roadkill Reprieve'
There's Been an
Roadkill Reprieve'
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There's Been an 'Unprecedented Roadkill Reprieve'

Researchers found that when we got off the roads, animals benefited

(Newser) - “From a humanity point of view, it sucks. But from a science point of view, it’s all interesting.” That's the assessment from Fraser Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at the University of California at Davis, as voiced to the Washington Post . He's behind...

Man Dragging Roadkill Shot by Dog-Lover: Sheriff

Victim was planning to use dead raccoon for crab bait

(Newser) - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state, the AP reports. Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams tells KOMO a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by...

Oregon Decides Roadkill Can Be Harvested to Eat

Other states have similar laws on the books

(Newser) - Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask where the elk burger or a venison steak they're being served came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat,...

Politician: Roadkill Collection Should Be Legal

Tink Nathan wants to legalize gathering of dead animals

(Newser) - Is your average roadkill a stomach-churning mess, or tonight's dinner? A Texas politician says it will become the latter if he wins a seat in the Texas House of Representatives and succeeds in pushing his agenda, NBC News reports. Tink Nathan, a 72-year-old Republican, wants to rescind the state'...

Roadkill Permits? Montana's Getting an App for That

To find dinner, hit the road; or the gas when you see an animal in the road

(Newser) - Roadkill: It's what's for dinner in Montana—and now it's even legal, as a new law went into effect today allowing Montanans to harvest meat from animals who meet their untimely end on the road. As the AP reports, should you find yourself snacky on the roadside...

Montana Set to Let Residents Eat Roadkill

Elk, deer, antelope, and moose carcasses would be fair game

(Newser) - Elk, deer, antelope, and moose: If Montanans can scrape it up off the road, they can have it for dinner. State lawmakers are poised to say just that after the state Senate gave its initial support yesterday to a bill that would allow people to salvage roadkill for food. The...

Drunk Man Busted Trying to Revive Roadkill

Long-dead Pennsylvania possum gets mouth-to-mouth from passerby

(Newser) - A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with public drunkenness after witnesses spotted him by the side of the road attempting to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dead possum. Donald Wolfe, 55, was also waving his hands around as though conducting a seance. He was "extremely intoxicated" and "...

Buffalo Restaurant Busted While Butchering Deer

Inspector finds Chinese restaurant's crew chopping up deer carcass

(Newser) - An inspector has shut down a Chinese restaurant after finding its workers butchering a deer on the premises, the Buffalo News reports. Health officials, who arrived at the restaurant after a tip, aren't sure if the animal was hunted or roadkill—or what the China King had planned for the...

Woman Claims Roadkill Is Bloodsucking Monster

Texan says 'chupacabra' killed her chickens

(Newser) - It's hairless with large ears, big fangs and grayish skin. So it must be the legendary bloodsucking creature known as the chupacabra (translation: "goat sucker"), according to Texan Phylis Canion, who scooped up the curious roadkill and stuffed it in the freezer for posterity. She's saving it...

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