Road kills

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Subject: Road kills
From: "Chris Davey" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:46:44 +1100

I would be very surprised if there is anyone who is in the slightest bit interested in this posting but from one who cannot but help counting things I have to tell someone.  Having just cycled from Holbrook to Binalong via Tumbarumba, Tumut, Gundagi, Junee, Cootamundra, Boorowa and finally Binalong and having over the last 10 days inspected and smelt every inch of the road I am please to announce that over 533.37 km I came across the following road kills: 8 large macropods, 5 large smellies (presumed to be large macropods), 2 cats, 1 fox, 2 hares, 1 mouse, 1 frog, 1 skink, 1 goat, 1 brown snake and I am please to say only 2 birds (1 young Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike and 1 young Magpie).  Concerning the low avian count is it possible that our country cousins have got the message to drive slowly or have the foxes been enjoying a low-profile snack?  The only Superb parrots recorded were of a flock of thirty-five 17 km north of Junee.  It is worth noting that there were no rabbits seen or smelt.  I apologise for not being able to identify the frog or the skink.  A steep hill and stiff wind did not encourage a close examination.   

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