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Old 10-25-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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Opoosums are absolutely horrible street crossers, they RUN AT moving cars...I can't think of an animal thats worse. Can you?

How about deer? Only last night I stopped 2 inches away from a male deer so majestic I was in awe! Now imagine that thing hit my car! Not only that the poor thing would have been in agony but car would have sustained a lot of damage.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Squirrels by far because they start crossing in one direction then get scared and try to turn back...and they are cute! Next most common are possums and sometimes skunks but skunks are much more often rural than in town.
Squirrels are so numerous but I only occasionally see them dead on the road, so I think they are decent crossers. Deer and raccoons are common but less numerous but I see them dead quite a bit, so their crossing rates are worse.

Groundhogs near me live right against a busy parkway, but I've only ever seen one dead. So somehow I think they are smart enough to know the danger. Similar are foxes, their crossing rates are pretty good.
Possums? Not sure how many there are but I occasionally seem them RIP.

I'll stand with deer and raccoons being the worst crossers in my area by percentage.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Deer and rabbits. They panic and run in random directions including right into the side of your car. Sometimes even if you stop, they run into the side of your car and hurt themselves.I would give deer the worst badge because they run so fast, they can even kill themselves running into t vehicle that has stopped.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I most often see Coyotes, skunks, and squirrels around here. Occasionally a bunny.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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I seem to see a new raccoon carcass most days on the side of the road.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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where I am it is deer, starting this time of year they are all over the place dead. you will probably find 4 to 5 on a 20 mile stretch of road, anywhere around here.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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A deer through the window is bad for both the deer and you. Elk and moose even worse.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: equator
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I haven't seen hardly any road kill around here. Only one snake in a whole year. Amazing because the feral dog and cat population is out of control. The other day there were 4 dogs and one cat snoozing in the middle of the dirt street. Maybe being feral equates with street smarts....?


No squirrels, foxes or raccoons nor deer, that I've seen. Even the free-range chickens seem to know to stay off the road, even though they venture quite close!
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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Gophers in one season, deer the rest of the year.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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Squirrels for me but I think that's because they are most prevalent species of wildlife where I live that cross streets. I don't know if they are more or less skilled at making it across than other types of animals.
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