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Carlsbad Caverns National Park uses amazing photo to encourage drivers to slow down

Carlsbad Caverns National Park uses amazing photo to encourage drivers to slow down

Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s social media pages offer insightful information about the park, but they’re worth following for the photographs alone. When you look that good, you might as well show it off.

Today, the national park’s social media gurus unveiled another gem. In order to instruct drivers to slow down to prevent collisions with wildlife, they posted an awesome photo of a bobcat hanging out on top of a “Reduced Speed Ahead” road sign.

“Wildlife encounters at Carlsbad Caverns National Park are often unexpected,” NPS officials state in the post. “While driving our park roads, drivers should use caution and slow down, especially at times when visibility is reduced. Observe the posted speed limits in the park and watch out for wildlife alongside or crossing the road.”

The post drew a number of fun reactions, including stories and photos about roadway wildlife sightings.

“Mountain Lion chased a big mule deer buck across the entrance road just below the bottom of the Big Hill at Carlsbad,” stated one commenter.

Added another, “There’s something beautifully ironic about a quick-as-lightning bobcat perched on ‘reduced speed…’ sign.”

Hopefully the great photo served its purpose in spreading the message about driving safely in park areas. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is popular for its bats. But the park boasts 67 mammal species, including deer, elk, sheep and cougars. Learn more about the varying mammals living at the park here.

Visit the park’s homepage for more information here.