Watch Out for Wasted Wildlife: Canadian study says roadkilled critters may be road-salt junkies

Ever wonder why some animals do not seem to have the wherewithal to get out of the road or even keep from throwing themselves in front of oncoming vehicles? Well, according to new studies at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario and Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia, it's because they are wasted on road salt. That's right, salt used to melt snow and ice on northern roads seems to have an intoxicating effect on everything from moose to ruffed grouse, and may be responsible for the doubling of Canada's wildlife roadkill over the past decade.
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