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Roadkill Project Analysis I compared foxes and raccoons for the rabies count. I chose to compare these because I am really into chemistry and biology and like learning about different diseases. This project really got me interested into many new things. I decided to take my data over ten years. I decided to do this because the more data I have, the more accurate my data can be. So say if I took data from over 5 years, my data would not be as accurate and it could be easier to make a mistake. I feel my project should be a level two. I feel this because it took me a while to do and I put in a lot of effort. I also did a year span over ten years.
I feel that the roadkill for raccoons will be higher this year instead of foxes. I think this because I feel that we see raccoons more. So that means, if we see them more, their population is probably bigger then the fox population. If there are more raccoons, then that means rabies would probably spread to the more abundant animal. Also, after collecting and looking at my data, I found that indeed more raccoons were ran over than foxes. This proves my theory that the roadkill count for raccoons will be higher over the years.
I think that over the past years, the data has probably been very different. I think this because by looking at my data, there are many jumps and drops in the numbers. It usually shows up though that with every time, the raccoons count is always higher. I find that every year, there are a different amount of every animal, and that that is why you can almost never tell the exact rabies count in raccoons and foxes.

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