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Road kill or road crossing: California slow to protect wildlife

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Mountain lion "38F" before getting a radio collar from the Santa Cruz Puma Project.
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A lot of Californians will be hitting the road for the holidays, and chances are they'll see some road kill at least once.

Thousands of wild and domesticated animals are killed every year in California, and while that's bad for the animals, it's also bad for states. Wildlife collisions cause a $1 billion a year in damage nationwide. Some states are taking steps to help animals get across highways safely.

KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer has the story.