Evening Telegraph (First Edition)
Whose job is it to remove roadkill?
DRIVING on the A90 Arbroath to Dundee road I was saddened to see the corpse of a fox half on the road and the middle verge. It looked as it had not been there very long.
There was a flatbed truck parked on the side verge opposite it and I thought it was council workers going to remove the body. However, a few days later I drove past and the fox was still there.
Then, nearer to Claypotts traffic lights I spotted the remnants of some other poor creature. It was so squashed into the road, having been driven over innumerable times, that it was hard to tell at glance what type of animal it was.
Roadkill, unfortunately, does happen and is sometimes unavoidable – but whose job is it to remove these bodies from our roads?
Surely the onus has to lie with someone. BAMBOOZLED