This is the first victim, a female Australian Wood Duck who has been squashed by a car, which supposedly should have been slowing down for the roundabout. But if you look closer, you can see than whoever hit her also killed three of her day-old ducklings.
Later that same day, I drove back along this stretch of road and found a dead female Quenda or Southern Brown Bandicoot. She was also not the soul victim. Hanging from her pouch were 2 partly furred babies, both stone cold dead, having clearly not been able to make it when they tried to flee their mother's cold body. The family had been killed in broad daylight in a 50kph zone.
This story is chilling and sends a simple but strong message to people living in the bush:
WATCH THE ROAD and SLOW DOWN FOR WILDLIFE