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Sonoma County highway ‘hotspots’ are where animals meet the road

Published Tuesday July 12

An opossum, a coyote, a gray fox, a raccoon, a crow and many ground squirrels — all dead — were just a few of the sightings Marlene Radigue reported in recent weeks from a stretch of Hwy twelve through the Sonoma Valley, near her home.

A steadfast witness to the deadly encounters between vehicles and wildlife along the roadway, the Glen Ellen woman has spent numerous years somberly documenting the results, then respectfully moving animal remains to the edge of the road so scavengers can take over without the risk of being killed themselves.

It’s sobering work. But it offers hope of change, as well.

In the North Bay, trouble spots include:

Article length: About 460 words.
Tags: Santa Cruz
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