Saturday, April 28, 2007

Deer crossing

I'm not sure if this sign along the 52 freeway is actually necessary. I'm sure that deer may have crossed this way at one time, but right now there is quite a bit of construction along the freeway and I hear that new housing is planned for the north side of the freeway across from Tierrasanta.

7 Comments:

Blogger Kala said...

Civilization is chasing away wildlife and encroaching on their roaming lands but i guess that is the price of development - nonetheless, the sign is cute - i saw alot of these signs in Canada and they had all kinds of animals roaming along the roads - so fascinating

Sun Apr 29, 01:24:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous dust said...

That sign is for people to explain the ghosts who cross there

Sun Apr 29, 08:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

The road signs that make me giggle are the ones down near the frontera, warning that illegal immigrant families may attempt to cross the freeway. You know them -- they show a mother dragging a couple of kids as she runs towards freedom. I heard that many immigrant mothers with children think the sign means "CROSS HERE".

Sun Apr 29, 08:49:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Cathy said...

The first day the 52 opened, a deer was killed walking over the road. Just before you go up the hill(maybe 3/4 mile ahead of where this photo was taken) you see a large solar panel on both far sides of the freeway. That is used to light a tunnel that goes under the freeway, although I know for many, many months there was a lot of roadkill> Either the animals have figured it out or they are all gone.
The land north of the freeway ithe Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and is part of the flight path. It will never be used for housing.

Mon Apr 30, 09:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone. Expat Stu, yes, I'd like to get a photo of that sign! Cathy, thanks for the info. I imagine that there were a lot more animals in that area before the 52 opened. What is the tunnel for/who uses it? A friend told me that there are plans to build military housing on the MCAS Miramar land.

Mon Apr 30, 09:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

the culvert under the freeway allows wildlife to migrate back and forth from mission trails to miramar. navy housing has been proposed north of 52 off santo road -- 1600 units on 264 acres.

Mon Apr 30, 02:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Brent, thanks for confirming the rumor. Wow, that's cool, a lighted tunnel for our wildlife!

Mon Apr 30, 04:40:00 PM PDT  

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