Spray Painting Dead Animals

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Spray Painting Dead Animals
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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 2:01pm

Do they do this where you live? I find it so... looking for the right word... disrespectful? demeaning? disgusting?

I get that it makes them more visible for whoever picks them up, but couldn't they pin the location on a gps, or stick a marker in the ground, or anything other than painting a fluorescent orange stripe on them?

It's mostly wildlife like deer, skunks, raccoons, etc., but I have also seen at least one cat sprayed. At the very least, they should not do it to someone's pet!

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 8:15pm
I try to avoid looking at road kill (I don't even like saying that) because it stays with me, so it doesn't help that they're now all bright orange! I also worry that the other animals that are feeding on them are now ingesting this paint.
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 12:32pm

I've never seen that here but, unfortunately, there is a lot of roadkill.  I also think that many times they are picked off by predators....we have quite a few hawks circling at all times.  But the highway department does a pretty good job of disposing of dead deer.  Of course, any road kill I see makes me terribly sad.

Laura
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Registered: 11-15-2001
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 9:36pm
CMEvelyn wrote:

Do they do this where you live? I find it so... looking for the right word... disrespectful? demeaning? disgusting?

 

All of the above! That isn't done in my part of the world, thank goodness. Most road kill is allowed to remain - the offering to buzzards, hawks and the like. If I see a dead dog or cat in the middle of the roadway, I stop and pull it off the road. To perhaps to be run over again and again is disrespectful, IMO.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 09-15-2012 - 11:35am

I don't know that they even pick up dead animlas around here. I often see dead wildlife (usually road kill - like racoons) along the road and they are often there for days. I always assumed that the vultures got to them before wildlife control (or whoever) did...



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