Observation ID: 89137

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/08/2023 - 17:09
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

Saw at least two owls and three hawks dead on the side of Highway 12 over a two-mile stretch, about four miles east of the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line on the westbound shoulders. Concerned to see so many dead raptors in such a short stretch of highway, especially since we did not see any along the rest of the highway.

Travel Frequency
several times per year
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 24 hours
Carcass Position
center-divide / median
Roadway Speed Limit
55 mph
Road Type
state / rural highway
Location Description
Most were along the center median on the westbound side, one or two were on the westbound shoulder.
Roadside Features
concrete median barrier
I would like to salvage this animal and agree to the terms of salvage

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