Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wildlife suffering in storm aftermath

You know how you've been having trouble maneuvering your car down narrow roads that are clogged with snow? Colorado's wildlife is struggling to find the right path, too. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has reported that elk and pronghorn are suffering since the recent snow storms. The animals seek out train tracks and roads in an effort to escape drifting snow. In a four-day period earlier this month, trains hit 41 elk between Trinidad and Aguilar. There are also reports that as many as 200 pronghorn have also been hit. Wildlife is also being seen on roads in snowy areas. The DOW is asking drivers to slow down, and their plea to train engineers has already resulted in fewer deaths.

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