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Something Wonderful: The Animals’ Overpass

The Range of Animals That Use This Wildlife Bridge in Utah is Amazing

And a good stretch and scratch was had at 3:05

There’s something startling about a culture and a civilization that is so advanced it takes the time, the money, and the materials to build bridges for the safety of its wild animals. (And motorists too when you know what an impact with a moose can do to your vehicle.)

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  • GI-had Joe November 27, 2020, 10:07 AM

    Parleys Summit Hwy 80. Could use one of these along Hwy 40 at Mayflower. It’s a blood bath.

  • Casey Klahn November 27, 2020, 11:55 AM

    Trail cams are funner than anything to watch. I wish they had scale markers in the frame to help you judge sizes. The bobcat look too large, and the moose too small.

    Utah is a cool place.

  • PA Cat November 27, 2020, 12:34 PM

    In British Columbia, the local conservation society is building underpasses to allow Western toads to migrate safely from one side of a two-lane highway to their breeding grounds on the other side:

    Batrachian Lives Matter!

  • Lance de Boyle November 27, 2020, 5:10 PM

    Wash DC needs an underpass for Dems to cross the street. A guy named Moishe stands at the opening. When the underpass is loaded with Dems, he waves a KFC drumstick, and the underpass fills with swill. Then he walks away, humming a merry tune.

  • Snakepit Kansas November 28, 2020, 4:25 AM

    I still bow hunt but can no longer spend 90+ hours/year sitting in a stand due to other commitments, but I still get out and sit for 2-3 hours at a time. I had a small bird land on my gloved hand a few weeks ago. First time. I’ve had red tail hawks land in trees within only several feet of me. I’ve watched all kinds of deer, squirrels, coons, armadillo, coyotes, etc. doing what they do. I was a bit distracted yesterday and had a nice symmetrical 10 point white tail walk within 22 yards of me and my bow was resting on a branch below me. I’ve had deer close enough to smell them. I’ve seen 100+ sunsets and they can be quite terrific in color here in Kansas. I never know what I will see but am rarely disappointed.

  • Alex G November 28, 2020, 4:50 AM

    How long before it becomes a smaorgasboard for predators?

  • M. Murcek November 28, 2020, 4:58 AM

    The same culture spends far too much trying to let homeless people and drug addicts persist in their self-destructive ways. It’s also spending increasing amounts trying to convince young children to make life shattering mistakes about their genders that will destroy the entire rest of their lives.

    So, it remains a very mixed bag…

  • Randy November 28, 2020, 5:25 AM

    Good spot for a hunting tree stand at either end…

  • Dirk Williams November 28, 2020, 6:43 AM

    Our species will survive, that good such as these animal bridges, and underpasses are incorporated, is a sigh of real human kindness. The good book instructs us that it is the human race whom are here to manage the rest of the animals.

    I’ve always disagreed with the scientists who tell us, that animals can’t communicate, don’t have logic or feelings. Nonsense. I’ve witnessed wild animals grieve the loss of their mates, their friends many many times, I’ve witnessed small, herds of cattle, bray and ball, as they stand over the remains of their friends and family slain in some manner. I could physically feel their sense of Sorrow, their dread in their loss, of perhaps a loved one, certainly their friend.

    I’ve seen this activity in Deer, other herd Aminals as well. I watch daily as my grand dog, communicates very effectively with my cat and my grand cat. I’ve watch the love,the dog,and the cats have for each other. Some tell me that I’m misinterpreting my observations, perhaps, but I think science is flawed, and I choose to”follow” my own logic idd, ego, observations.

    These animals communicate right in front of us all, everyday. We just choose to ignore the obvious.

    GV, I really enjoy these kinds of offerings, rekindles my faith in the human race.



  • ghostsniper November 28, 2020, 7:09 AM

    “sigh of real human kindness.”
    They don’t do it for the animals.
    They do it for the motorists.
    On Alligator Alley and I75 in FL they do tunnels under the road for the panthers.
    If you get caught hunting in those areas you’ll do serious time and lose all you have well into the future.

  • girdil November 28, 2020, 7:17 AM

    Good idea. Delighted to witness well designed pathway that affords smaller prey animals to hide and rest during journey. Seems to be a first step in discovering how to help our creature cousins avoid motorized vehicles. For now, fauna such as herd animals including Buffalos and Pronghorns as well as crawlers such as Snakes, Crabs and flora are excluded from the scheme. But increase the knowledge and keep the faith.!

  • Sam L. November 28, 2020, 8:54 AM

    It won’t play for me. I am sooooooooooooooo bummed.

  • HH November 28, 2020, 8:54 AM

    Remember all the outrage and hand wringing because the Alaskan pipeline was going to ruin the habitat for the animals. Turned out that the animals liked the wide-open pipeline right-of-way, and the heat it generated melted the snow. It was a caribou freeway.

  • Snakepit Kansas November 28, 2020, 2:05 PM

    Too bad it won’t play for you. Among the wild animals are numerous naked and large breasted Spanish women. Again, too bad it won’t play for you.

  • Alex G November 28, 2020, 5:18 PM

    They were Spanish?

  • ghostsniper November 29, 2020, 8:16 AM

    Strange, they looked Spanish but tasted Portuguese, and yes, very ample. Never encountered that before.

  • Gordon Scott November 30, 2020, 1:23 PM

    I remember from 40 years ago local groups paid for dry culverts to be installed under roadways in the UK. They were hedgehog crossings. It turned out that a lot of other creatures used them also.

  • Djelibaebi December 1, 2020, 10:19 PM

    In my community, the DOT wanted to put some of these crossings along the highway, but some of our home-grown geniuses decided that wildlife crossings are part of a secret communist plot to implement the UN’s Agenda 21. They threw a big enough fit that no crossings ever got built.