Strange & Funny Things

Funny Roadkill Pictures & Some Roadkill Facts

Did you know there are 1 million vertebrates run over each day in the United States?

This funny roadkill photo has made its way around the Internet a few times.At a rate of one every 11.5 seconds… that’s a lot of roadkill!

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More interesting roadkill stats…

  • 4 million – Miles of roads in the United States



  • 226 million – Number of vehicles registered in the United States



  • 23 trillion – Vehicle miles traveled in the United States in 2002



  • 6.3 million – Number of automobile accidents annually in the United States



  • 253,000 – Number of animal-vehicle accidents annually



  • 50 – Estimated percentage of vehicle-large animal collisions that go unreported



  • 90 – Percentage of animal-vehicle collisions that involve deer



  • $2,000 – Average minimum cost for repairing a vehicle after a collision with a deer



This is a picture I took... I was able to capture this creature scampering across the road in front of our car.



If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come you see so many dead rabbits on the roads?


  • 200 – Number of human deaths annually resulting from vehicle-wildlife collisions



  • 6 – Number of bears killed last year by vehicles in Yellowstone National Park



  • 1,559 – Number of animals killed on Yellowstone National Park roads from 1989-2003. Figure includes 556 elk, 192 bison, 135 coyotes, 112 moose, 24 antelope and 3 bobcats



  • 2,349 – Number of large animals killed on New Mexico roads in 2001. Figure includes 30 black bears, 160 elk and 600 deer



  • 51,000 – Number of vertebrates killed in and around Saguaro National Park by automobiles each year. Figure includes 1,400 birds, 6,500 mammals, 26,000 reptiles and 17,000 amphibians



  • 25,000 – Number of Roadkill Bingo games sold by the Colorado company that invented the game



  • 93 – Percentage by which desert tortoise roadkill was reduced after fencing and culverts were installed on one 15-mile stretch of Mojave Desert highway



  • 40 – Percentage by which deer-vehicle collisions were reduced after installation of a deer crosswalk system in northeast Utah

Source: High Country News, February 2005