Road ecology blog: Animal detection system, along frontage road of US Hwy 95, Chilco, Idaho, USA. This system is manufactured by Sloan Security Group in Boise Idaho. It uses doppler radar to detect large animals on a frontage road along US Hwy 95. The system detects wildlife that approach or leave a wildlife underpass under US Hwy 95 (the main highway, see images further down). Animals that use the underpass still have to cross the frontage road. This is where the system comes in and warns drivers of large animals on or near the frontage road right outside the wildlife underpass.
Image below: the wildlife underpass is just to the left of the red truck.
Image below: The panel is the doppler radar. The FLIR camera is a thermal camera that is used to verify the reliability of the system.
Image below: Cell phone signal booster for remote control and data collection.
Image below: Animals that use the wildlife underpass still have to navigate the frontage road. That is where the animal detection system is installed.
Images below:boulders and rocks inside the underpass provide cover to small animal species. Note that there is corn inside the underpass, apparently to lure animals into the underpass. Not sure if this is legal or illegal feeding.
Images below: the wildlife fencing associated with the wildlife underpass.
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