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Watch Out For Wildlife This Week

While you are out driving on Nevada County’s rural roads, you’re being asked to be extra careful for wildlife…

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Today through Sunday is ‘Watch Out for Wildlife Week’. Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are teaming up to improve safety for both drivers and wildlife. Caltrans spokesman Mark Dinger says Caltrans has even built wildlife safety features into their highway projects…

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According to the Highway Patrol, there are over 18-hundred wildlife-vehicle collisions a year, causing over a billion dollars in damage. A non-profit organization called Defenders of Wildlife reports more than 200 people are killed, and an estimated 1.5 million animals are hit annually.

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