Squirrels and road kill

October 20th, 2017 by nperlut

inital tag and mortality locationsWe have tagged >120 squirrels in this project.  Of that group, remarkably, only two have died as roadkill.  Well, we have only found two.  There are likely a handful more.  This female was hit by a car in central campus today (10/20/2017).  We ear-tagged it (no collar) on 3/28/2017–it had moved about 400 m from the original capture location.  It appears she may have young interested in nursing in the recent past.  247 road kill in front of SASC 247_road kill in front of SASC