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Road Kill

Observed: 28th February 2012 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Postie on pushbike stopped me with still warm dead Squirrel.Told her to leave it as it was unmarked,no obvious damage & she might get bitten if it revived.Now in our deep freeze awaiting collection by Helen Butler our Red Squirrel conservationist.She advised home made warning signs & publicity as we see a fair number of road kills.

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Fenwickfield's picture

sign's

We have slow down sign's ( triangle with a red squirrel on ) near me and other area's of Northumberland.It does seem to work as have only seen one casualty in the past 5 years.I hope you manage to get some sign's our's were hand made until the proper ones arrived.

Fenwickfield

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Apparently our council cannot do road signs but....

hope to get publicity & maybe help from local community association & anyone else.We are doing joint conservation this Sat .Our postlady will be pleased if some good happens as she was dismayed at the squirrel's fate.Have also given Helen Butler a reminder about Ispot & some publicity.Have ruled out a high rope as they will cross at great speed for any sort of low feeders & there are several mature pine trees shedding cones nearby.Thanks for your comment & I hope to let you know if & when I can get something else good out of this. Hazel

Hazel Trevan

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Usefull

Hi Hazel
I have been looking to see how we have managed to get sign's and most area's have been funded by the Northumberland wildlife trust,Northumberland council,Forestry commission and fundraising plus awareness from local schools.The majority of the schools have done fundraising and publicised the plight in local newspapers,radio station's and there was a piece on the local BBC television news.I hope you succeed in getting some sign's and will keep my finger's crossed.

Sheila

Fenwickfield

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Thank you very much

will do what I can.

Hazel Trevan

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Squirrel Bridge

Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Highways Agency are working together to build £1,000 bridge across the busy A565 near Crosby in an effort to avoid road-kill in one of the squirrels' last strongholds. Regards

Hugh