Speed Kills: Death on the Dirawong

Dead Wallaby and Joey on the side of Chinamen's Beach Road 9 April 2013 in a 50kph speed zone.

Dead Wallaby and Joey on the side of Chinamen’s Beach Road 9 April 2013 in a 50kph speed zone

Roadkill on the Chinamen’s Beach Road in the Dirawong Reserve is not an uncommon occurrence.

On my walk this morning I came across this freshly-killed Wallaby with a broken left leg and young dead Joey at its feet.

Dead Joey was not in its mother's pouch

Dead Joey was not in its mother’s pouch and would appeared to have crawled from it before dying

The speed limit on the road is 50kph but vehicles have been clocked at 100kph.

Vehicles not infrequently exceed the speed limit increasing the chances of Wallabies being kiilled

Vehicles not infrequently exceed the speed limit increasing the chances of Wallabies being killed

Please slow down on the road to Chinamen’s Beach to reduce the chances of roadkill.

Please observe the speed signs

Please observe the speed signs

Chinamen's Beach walkway looking to Snapper Rock

Chinamen’s Beach walkway looking to Snapper Rock

 

 

 

 

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