"Roadkill" collisions cost California $276 million in 2016 September 7, 2017 California

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"Roadkill" collisions cost California $276 million in 2016 September 7, 2017 California, Reuters
....According to the report, large wild animals involved in traffic incidents in 2016 included 6,119 mule deer ... In 2015, vehicles struck 5408 mule deer ... The increase was mostly driven by a jump in deer population after the end of California’s five-year drought, Shilling said... [note that the official California population estimate has deer numbers rising dramatically into 2015, during the drought, but falling in 2016 when the traffic data shows a large increase] ...

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