Scientists track bobcats in Virginia, hoping to protect them and other wildlife

Traps can be adjusted to keep cats from moving around so scientists can safely administer a sedative. (Credit: Nicole Gorman/Virginia Tech)

One of the greatest threats to wildlife in Virginia is traffic.  Thousands of animals are killed each year by cars and trucks in collisions that may also cost human lives or cause injuries. 

In an effort to reduce the incidence of roadkill, Sandy Hausman reports on how scientists at Virginia Tech have been trapping, tagging and tracking the travel patterns of bobcats. 

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