Everyone likes to see a deer, moose or elk – unless of course they’re in your headlights as you’re speeding down a highway. Such encounters are common, as government statistics indicate over a million collisions occur each year. It is for this reason the state of Idaho is now working with conservation groups to come up with a solution, and has commissioned a study involving the capture of elk and moose to monitor their movements. Researchers hope that by fitting the captured animals with collars that are GPS monitored they will be able to determine the migration routes and roadside habits deer, moose and elk display when cars approach. Here’s hoping this new study helps keep drivers and deer from dangerously locking horns!
November 9, 2012 by CFACT,
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