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Suncoast road is a sandhill crane danger zone

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  • greyfel posted at 6:27 pm on Fri, May 17, 2013.

    greyfel Posts: 8

    I tried to get warning Sandhill Crane signs put on Beneva Rd. near Gulf Gate Drive. Many cranes cross Beneva from Gulf Gate East to the church property across the road. Several have been killed. When I contacted the county I was told that they didn't have the money to put up the signs and that more signs on the roadways would "clutter" up the roads. I even asked for help from the president of the Audubon Society, but got no help there either.
    Just a few days ago, an entire family of Sandhill Cranes tried to cross and came very close to being mowed down by motorists, fortunately they did make it this time.
    I was so disgusted to be told that this very affluent county could not afford a few signs to protect wildlife. There are several of the signs on other roads but they have been there for a long time and evidently they don't want to spend the money on any more of them.[sad]