Highway 49 Bridge Over Muddy Waters

bonnie kalmbach bjkalmba@FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Fri Jul 18 10:25:00 EDT 1997


I noticed many turtles trying to cross the road by the
Helena bridge  in the 80's when the King Biscuit
Festival was still small and the casino wasn't yet
built. Later I began to see many smashed bodies.
I wonder if local environmentalists have determined
if that is a vital pathway - to get to breeding,egg-laying
grounds, etc.

One thing I have sadly noted in the Delta, even in towns,
is the bodies of run-over dogs lying in the streets.
I suspect there are no leash-laws.

Bonnie


At 05:17 AM 7/18/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Current estimations this morning is that the bridge will be closed to
>traffic for six weeks.  As always this could be much shorter or much
>longer.  Varmint traffic should increase between the states of
>Missuhsippy and Awkcansaw.  I have at various times seen armadillos,
>raccoons, turtles, and wolves cross that bridge at non-peak hours.  They
>should have a field day now.
>
>Tom Claypool
>





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