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>>Hello everybody, this is our, this is our NGO headquarters in Kars, and as you can see, it's used for a whole bunch of stuff. We store vacuum cleaners here, homemade guns to tranquilize wolves, and DNA samples, and you know, thermal distance temperature measurers and my bed, and all kinds of stuff. So, this, this is what our, oh so flowing with money NGO does with all of our cash. We put it all into conservation, so we don't have much for us. So this podcast is about road kill, and so those of you that are in my Conservation Biology class know that that's a major part of the class and we talk about that, and I believe that road kill is an excellent way to begin to talk about and examine the effect of the, the effect of fragmentation across multiple ecological communities. We have a problem with road kill in California, we have a problem with road kill in Turkey, all around the planet. Just before I left, we had a road kill mountain line, juvenile mountain line, get killed on the 405 on the Sepulveda Pass, and that was very sad. And, the other day when two of my colleagues, Emrah and Josip were out prepping some wolf traps for us, they happened upon a juvenile wolf road kill, up in Sarikamis Forest; a big forest and protected area near here that we do increasing amounts of work on. And so, this next segment here, the video on this podcast is from the video that my colleagues shot over the last couple and little bit about the road kill, but then there's also some of the necropsy, and so I just want to make sure that you're okay with that, if you're going to continue watching this video, because it is a little graphic, it's not meant to be gratuitous or anything like that, but there is a dead animal, on the side of the road and then we take it back to the local veterinary part of the local university here, and do a little bit of an autopsy, and I'm not putting all of the autopsy video in there- the necropsy, I should say-but I have some stuff in there about measuring morphometrics and diagnostic things that you can do to look at the overall morphometrics of the animal. If you're queasy, if that doesn't sound good to you, you're more than welcome to watch the next 30 seconds or so, whatever, and then turn it off, but I want to warn you that it is graphic, so those with faint hearts, be prepared. So, anyway, this is a little bit about a road kill wolf, that we had here in Turkey that was killed about a week ago, so in mid to late September 2011.

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>>Somebody was examining it already.

>>Yeah, it was my prepped.

>>You examined it?

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>>[Inaudible] wolf part, according to this tooth change, they change, wolf change tooth on the same age like the dogs, 6 months. So, now that they permanent tooth's have just emerged and the [inaudible] are not yet fully up. [Inaudible] So, that's how we will know what's the age for the animal, and this is the easiest for wolf, which are up to two years, it probably run over [inaudible].

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>>It is like the animal is standing from some [inaudible] here up to the, pulled the leg 20 feet; [inaudible].

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