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SeeClickFix: High traffic slows roadkill cleanup

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Roadkill is not a pretty sight, and you may see more of it on your daily commute, especially in high traffic zones.

Mike Boyd of the Huntsville Animal Services Department said cleaning up dead animals keeps them busy. For example, they've been called out to a dead coyote and squirrel between Drake Avenue and Airport Road on South Memorial Parkway.

"We see a lot of armadillos, raccoons, possum, even dear," said Boyd.

And you see them, too, according to reports under SeeClickFix on our website.

Boyd said his department responds to more than five roadkill calls per day. Responding is one thing. At times, actually going out into this type of traffic to remove a dead animal can be too risky for officers. Boyd said the officers should use common sense by waiting until traffic is slow.

"If you see an officer on the side of the road trying to get road kill. Think of his safety, too. Try to slow down and move over for him," he said.

Boyd said the wild animals are drawn out for food especially since some areas have seen more rain. Ultimately, the goal is to remove the deceased animals in a timely fashion.

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