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Screech - Almost Another One

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November 2, 2012 Radium Hot Springs, BC - Photo by Larry Halverson

“The bighorn sheep population near the village of Radium Hot Springs, B.C., have a high rate of highway mortalities. In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of bighorn highway mortalities on Highway 93/95, just outside the park's boundary.

Annual highway mortality is now estimated at greater than 10% of the population.”

from Kootenay National Park Highway Wildlife Mortalities. The invisible highway toll: road kill.

Also see A tough year for the wildlife