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World Bird Sanctuary

Deon Morris, left, and David Scales examine a deer that was hit by a car. They will transport the deer to a bird sanctuary where it will feed carnivorous birds. March, 2019
Ryan Delaney | St. Louis Public Radio

Nearly anyone who has driven has seen it: a dead animal on the side of the road. Fenton resident Jim Marshall was seeing a lot of dead animals last fall — especially deer — and it was beginning to bother him.

Then one day he noticed two deer on the side of Interstate 44 within a few hundred feet of each other.

“One was a doe, and quarter mile down was a buck,” Marshall said. “By Friday, they were still there. I thought they would be picked up over weekend. But on Monday, they were still there. However, someone came by over the weekend and cut off the head. I guess they wanted a trophy.”