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BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a series of game camera photos of a bobcat walking under a bridge show how passages under roads can help wildlife survive across the state.

The photos show the bobcat walking under a bridge in Brandon.

Information about wildlife passages has allowed the Vermont Agency of Transportation to modify the design of bridges, culverts and overpasses to permit improved movement of fish and wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife’s John Austin says maintaining healthy and connected habitats is one of the most important things that can be done to help wildlife.

The photos were taken in December and released last week. They show the bobcat sniffing a rock as it’s walking past and then rolling in much the same way a house cat does.