I was cycling Sunday long distance to my favorite Felda Krau 1 (Oil Palm Plantation), when noticed the road kill by the road side.
What a pity beautiful wild cat. There was no visible external injury, no trace of blood. Still looks fresh, probably hit by a vehicle in just a few hours before I arrived there.
Kucing Batu, Kucing Hutan, Bengal Cat, Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis).
Khairi Bahar from Felda Tersang Raub send me the picture of roadkill below.
He also found this bird (White-throated Kingfisher),while cycling.
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)
Example of King Fisher road Kill , HERE, and HERE
Road kill or Roadkill? haha! 😉
Merriam-Webster: Road kill =the remains of an animal that has been killed on a road by a motor vehicle.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, road kill should be rendered as two words. However, like many compound words, the term is almost exclusively seen as one word, as in roadkill.
Type of Animal Estimated Number Killed
1 Squirrels 41 million
2 Cats 26 million
3 Rats 22 million
4 Opossums 19 million
5 Raccoons 15 million