roadkill raptors

old jersey girl

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Jul 26, 2017
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Hawks, owls, other predators can get hit by cars when they land on the road to eat dead animals. We had this happen last year when a recently fledged redtail got hit in front of our house. The smaller birds aren't seen by drivers.
I stop when I can avoid becoming roadkill my ownself, and drag or kick the carcass off the road.
 

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I got hit by a Red-tailed in flight on the NY Thruway near Albany. I could see it coming just before it hit the passenger side window.