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When we were driving all over the world we saw some unusual animal crossing signs that were different from the typical signs for deer we see at home. As we bounced along some pretty rough roads we took these warnings seriously, can you imagine the damage an elephant will do to your car?
Camel crossing signs are common when driving the Arabian Desert in Jordan. Fortunately all the camels we saw were behind fences.
Who knew they had reindeer in Israel, but it sort of makes sense. This sign is unusual because it’s in three languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English.
In Dubai, horseback riding is a popular hobby among the Emirati. Apparently some of them break free now and then.
At the top of this post is a kangaroo crossing sign that is seen throughout Australia. You really have to take them seriously, particularly at dusk when the kangaroos go bounding across the road as if they are attracted to the car’s headlights and become “roo’d kill.” While the koala pictured above will do less damage, they are so cute that drivers really hope to avoid them.
Drivers get two for one on this sign in the Australian Outback as they look out for cows and sheep.
We’re not sure why these birds in New Zealand couldn’t just fly across the road.
Elephants were a common sight in Namibia. But they lumber along so slowly we doubt they’d be much of a problem.
We saw literally thousands of warthogs by the side of the road in Namibia. They are one of the funniest looking animals around. Smart too, unlike the kangaroos in Australia, we never saw a warthog crossing the road.
Meerkats, similar to prairie dogs, are all over Namibia. We stayed at one lodge where a local meerkat was pretty tame and scurried around the restaurant.
A multi-purpose sign for zebras, warthogs and kudu on the Erongo Plain in Namibia.
Namibia is so sparsely populated we never saw a crossing sign for this rare animal.
Cattle crossing signs are fairly common around the world but we liked how they rakishly add horns in Spain. Ole!
Watch out speed racers for slow crossing turtles on Tybee Island in South Carolina.
Well in London this is called a zebra crossing so it fits here. Can you guess what Fab road this is?