I was driving home from work yesterday and as I got close to home there was a lone vulture sitting in the middle of the road. I slowed to a stop, as did the car coming the other direction. The vulture took its time to pick something up from the road and then took off. As clear as could be was a squashed black rat snake, probably about 4 foot long, hanging from the vulture’s mouth. I was very excited for the bird (not so much for the snake).
Kristen wrote a post in February about the crisis amphibians are under. In addition to habitat loss and global warming, these creatures have to worry about cars too! Defenders has a bunch of information on their website about WOW- their Watch Out for Wildlife program. Click here to learn more and see how you can help out.