I'm not sure how to put this, but here goes:
I was driving home tonight, and a jackrabbit darted across the road.
I barely missed him. But he made it , this time.
As I drove, I saw a few carcasses of assorted roadkill
Not all identifiable, but clearly some sort of ex-animal.
I have a feeling the flat ones are no longer good breeding material.
Then it struck me. No, not a car, but a thought.:
Animals generally have a hard time dealing with an approaching vehicle.
After all, ordinary predators are not THAT FAST.
But, over time, are they getting better?
Obviously the jackrabbit mentioned above, lived on another day. Maybe long enough to have another family.
Could there be an inherited behavior developing , that gives an animal the instinct to
look both ways before crossing? Or, maybe just better timing. a better calculator, telling the animal just when to cross without getting Flattened.
Cars haven't been around for long, so this kind of evolutionary behaviour may
not be catching-on just yet, but has anyone thought about, or looked into
Maybe someone could get some Research grant money to do a study?
I can't wait to read some of your answers!!