Decorated Roadkill

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- For the past several weeks, drivers near Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville have been noticing something odd about some of the roadkill on the sides of the area's highways.

Three dead possums and three dead raccoons have been dressed in human baby clothes and have had their claws painted with nail polish. The carcass of a deer has been adorned with gold paint.

The culprit is S-I-U-Edwardsville graduate art student Jessica May, a 24-year-old from West Lafayette, Indiana.

May says she is not an animal rights activist; she is just interested in seeing if people would give more thought to the animals if they were somehow personified.

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