Someone moved the Common Palm Civet carcass from the road to the side using wet tissues.
Civet roadkill recovery – small actions can save the lives of wildlife
By Xu Weiting, 25th December 2014;
Two days before Christmas 2014, I came into office expecting an uneventful day. Not long after I reached campus, I received a notification from Nurliyana Omar, an Otterman Holt graduate who previously conducted a research on the Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis). Liyana reported a Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus musangus) roadkill carcass along Clementi Road, at the NUS Arts Faculty entrance on the first left lane.
This was the third civet roadkill reported to us in the month of December.
Once a roadkill is reported, it is always a race against time and traffic to recover an intact carcass. We could not retrieve the first civet roadkill at Goodwood Hill, reported to us by Dr. Darren Yeo, as by the time Tze Kwan arrived at the scene, the civet had already been crushed by multiple vehicles. Instead, tissue and hair samples were collected and deposited in the cryo collection in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.