November 12, 2012
Hundreds of Deer Leaping from Idaho Bridge, Officials Stumped
By Chad Love
Hundreds of deer are leaping to their death from a bridge in Idaho, and officials say they don't know what to do about it.
From this story on ksee24.com:
The frightening scene of hundreds of deer jumping to their deaths off a 120-foot bridge in Idaho is bewildering wildlife officials who are finding themselves at a loss on what to do. With motorists and state officials catching sight of the deers' tragic leap and fall off High Bridge, just east of Boise, witnesses are rallying for some way to prevent their tragic deaths.
According to the story, the deer are startled by cars while crossing the bridge and jump over the side. In 2010 an underpass was built for the deer in an effort to keep them off the bridge, but apparently deer are still making their way onto the bridge.
Any ideas? Extended cattle guards across each end of the bridge, maybe?