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Ribbon of Death -- the impact of roads on wildlife

The images below are a collection of photographs of vehicle-killed wildlife found along roadways throughout Ottawa and the surrounding region. Most of the photos are mine, but some have been submitted by friends -- their names have been posted with the photos which they've submitted. Yes, the images are all real -- none have been faked. And yes, most are very disturbing. The purpose of this gallery is to raise awareness of the cost to wildlife when roads are built through sensitive habitats such as wetlands, or by cutting through traditional wildlife corridors. It's high time that we stopped trying to dominate every inch of land in the name of human convenience. And also time that we learned to slow down and give these animals a chance. Why aren't we doing more to protect the real residents of these wild places? ** NOTE: To view a larger version of any of these photos, click on the thumbnail image.

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dead Bittern
dead Bittern
dead Snapping turtle
dead Snapping turtle
dead Milk Snake
dead Milk Snake
dead Kestrel
dead Kestrel
dead Coyote
dead Coyote
dead Garter snake
dead Garter snake
dead Beaver
dead Beaver
Snapping Turtle with eggs -- not dead yet
Snapping Turtle with eggs -- not dead yet
dead Porcupine
dead Porcupine
dead Blanding's Turtle
dead Blanding's Turtle
dead ruffed grouse
dead ruffed grouse
a death-bearing female Garter snake
a "death-bearing" female Garter snake
dead raccoon
dead raccoon
dead squirrel
dead squirrel
dead Garter snake
dead Garter snake
dead Great Gray Owl
dead Great Gray Owl
dead Snowshoe Hare
dead Snowshoe Hare
Muskrat - Ondatra zibethica
Muskrat - Ondatra zibethica