Mouse crossings cause problems for ECUA

April 24, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designed four mouse crossings on Perdido Key. There aren’t any safe ones for humans, but beach mouses will have their own.

In a letter to the federal agency and Florida Department of Transportation, Michael Hamlin, ECUA Manager of Utilities Development, wrote that the crossings cause conflicts with all of its utiiities at each of the four crossing locations, for a total of 12 conflicts. Preliminary estimates to relocated the utilities range from $500,000 to $1,000,000.

Hamlin requests a meeting with FDOT and Fish & Wildlife to discuss design alternatives. Read Perdido key Mouse Crossings – ECUA coordination

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  • billybob April 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    The cats and snakes are loving the underground pipe. A mouse restaurant!!
    That rat would have better luck with the cars on Perdido Key Drive!!

  • Lori Wallace April 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m rooting for the beach mouse, his family has been leaving mouse turds on that land since at least 1850, probably long before that.

  • jeeperman April 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Sorry, the wild horses out west are not a native species to North America.
    They should be rounded up and shipped to the slaughter houses and the meat sold in butcher shops.
    Oh wait, we North Americans are too soft in the head to be eating yummy horse meat.

  • Mary April 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Remember not only Nevada, but Utah (killing horses to get them off of the land they want) and the border of Texas and Okalahoma (90,000 acres there)

  • Mr. Reality April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm


  • jeeperman April 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    USFWS will tell ECUA tuff crap, deal with what we are going to do because we said so.

  • Ross Calloway April 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Government regulations gone wild.