Do you know the difference between a deer and an elk? You might want to check out this informative article about advances in wildlife crossing technologies that makes a sad mistake right at the beginning of the article when the author calls the animal in the picture below a deer.
The caption verbatim: "Crashes involving wildlife and vehicles are becoming a major safety concern. Wild animals, like this deer, are attracted to roadside vegetation, often putting them in harm's way." Deer, elk, who's counting?
The Federal Highways Administration is. Deer and elk alike are involved in countless wildlife-vehicle collisions, often resulting in dire consequences for all parties involved. The article describes animal detection systems, warning signs, fencing, and other cool technologies that are being applied to reduce or even prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions.