Pacific Newt Roadkill: 110 found dead today; 1 alive & mortally injured

March 9, 2019 (Saturday) 6:45 am – 10:45 am

I found 110 dead newts on Alma Bridge Rd. this morning between St. Joseph’s Hill OSP and Aldercroft Heights Rd. (4.1 miles). Curiously, my favorite wooden “Newt Crossing – Look Down” sign reappeared this morning (it was missing last weekend – I thought it was stolen along with 4 other signs).

I also found one injured newt on the road. Its injuries were very severe. I don’t think it will survive.

See: https://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/truthseqr/2019/3/9

Other roadkill: An Arboreal Salamander and Sierran Tree Frog.

Coverage: (~100%) St. Joseph’s Hill OSP and Aldercroft Heights Rd. (4.1 miles)

Rainfall: (MTD: 3.00 in; YTD: 22.16 in) It was drizzling off and on in the early morning hours, then it started raining heavily around 10am.

Traffic: I counted more than 100 cars, SUVs, and trucks on the road this morning. There was a continuous stream of speeding cars going to and coming from the Los Gatos Rowing Club (parents dropping off their kids).

Posted by truthseqr truthseqr, March 10, 2019 12:49 AM

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