99 Dead; no live ones seen

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
I found 96 fresh newt carcasses (i.e., belly was bright orange/yellow and/or there was bright red blood).
See: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/truthseqr/2019/1/16

I also found 45 partially decomposed carcasses. I'll have to compare these with previous observations to make sure no duplicates are added to the project. This might take several days or weeks. Just be aware that the total roadkill for this date could jump to 141 if all decomposed ones are added to the project.

Other roadkill: I also found the following roadkill: arboreal salamander, bullfrog, black-tailed deer

Coverage: I only covered about 1/3 of the study area today because I only had 2 hours to spend. The road was blocked in Soda Springs Canyon by heavy trucks clearing rockslides.

Rainfall: 0.44" today (Wed), 1.44" yesterday (Tues), 0.07" (Mon)

Traffic: traffic was light this morning compared with the weekend. I saw 6 heavy trucks going & coming from Vulcan Materials quarry, a few cars and pickups, a UPS truck, ranger truck, park maintenance trucks, heavy trucks clearing rock slides from the road.

Posted by truthseqr truthseqr, January 17, 2019 04:46


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