Statistics released by the Oregon Department of Transportation paint a troubling picture of the wildlife killed on Oregon’s highways. While the figures are only for state highways and only include larger animals, the figures suggest 72,000 such animals, 68,800 of which were deer, have died on our state roads in the last seven years. For more on the matter, see this Oregonian article:

Note that these statistics do not take into account the carnage of smaller animals, such as raccoons, possums, squirrels and birds.