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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Watch Out For Mr. Whiskers!

Ever wonder how many road kill deaths there are per year? I don't either but I'm going to tell you anyway. There are approximately 5.4 million cats killed per year in the U.S. by vehicles and about 1.2 million dogs. Then there are millions of other animals such as rabbits, birds, turtles and something that a friend swore was a monkey in the middle of Perry Street a couple years ago.

Did you know that the reason there are so many opposums killed is because they feast on other road kill, making themselves a target in the process? If you're not thoroughly grossed out yet and want to know more stats and 'fun facts' regarding road kill, here's a link to Animal People Online.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

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