On the drive up to Hyder from Prince George, I saw lots of crossing signs. There’s the typical mainland deer crossing sign, but also I saw elk crossing (fuller rack of horns), moose crossing (looks like Bullwinkle), mountain goat (looks like an overfed, shaggy goat), and mountain sheep (big horns). The most amazing sign, though, was the badger crossing sign. I mean, how much damage could a badger do to your car?
Well, I used some imagination and looked at the worst case scenario. Here it is:
Hyder Star-Bugle Sunday Edition: “Emergency responders today rescued a family of four that had apparently encountered a badger of the highway near Bear Glacier. The Toyota Camry was found up on blocks, with all tires shredded and all food-stuffs in the trunk and intereior completely decimated. The family was rescued from high positions in three separate fir trees. It is assumed that the driver was not taking the badger crossing signs seriously.
And so I err on the side of caution and keep a sharp eye for badgers in the bader-crossing area.