The Only State-By-State Guide To America's Most Common Roadkill

When I decided we wanted to make a definitive map of each state's most common roadkill, I neglected one very important point: nobody really knows what each state's most common roadkill is. Shockingly, there's no Department Of Flattened Fauna, so I did some research and here's what I found out. » 10/06/14 11:55am 10/06/14 11:55am

What's The Most Delicious Roadkill Dish?

Though November is commonly known for people getting fat on pumpkin spice lattes, it's also known for animals going out and getting fat for their winter hibernation. Coupled with deer mating season, November is the deadliest time for animal-related crashes. If you have to make the best of a bad situation, you might as… » 11/09/13 2:25pm 11/09/13 2:25pm

Is Roadkill the Next Big American Cuisine?

The New York Times brings us an unusual update on America's growing acceptance of home-cooked roadkill. Earlier this year, Montana's state legislation passed HB 247, the "Roadkill Bill," a measure that allows people to scrape up a car-killed carcass—specifically antelope, deer, elk and moose—and eat the meat for… » 8/16/13 1:58pm 8/16/13 1:58pm

The wonders of lepidopteran roadkill

When it comes to bugs on your grille, it’s hard to top a European Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) hit by a 1927 Bugatti. Photographed in Budapest by our ex-intern Máté Petrány, it is a study in roadkill perfection, the insect’s wings spread as if mounted by a meticulous entomologist, mostly intact but displaying just… » 9/29/11 3:00pm 9/29/11 3:00pm