Do you ever wonder where roadkill goes? As a child, you may have imagined those prostrate animals on the highway were just sleeping, but now you know better. In fact, if you hit a deer or other small animal with your car as an adult, you likely realize you fatally doomed the poor creature or injured it for life.
There are people who properly deal with roadkill in a variety of ways, though. Some animal carcasses look as hauntingly beautiful in death as they did in life, and some deceased creatures even contribute to animal research.
These facts about roadkill will blow your mind and possibly make you a bit more careful on the road.
Car Collisions Harm More Animals Than Hunters Do
Some Dead Animals May Explode
Some Animals Suffer For Long Periods Of Time
People Who Remove The Remains Can Face Health Issues
Different States Handle Roadkill In Different Ways
Some States Allow Legal Consumption Of Animals Hit By Cars