Bollocks?: Hitting animals with your car.

I like animals. I’m not some PETA nut job who treats his dog like his only son but I like animals. They’re quieter, nicer and far easier to get along with than humans. I’m learning to drive and after a long break I decided to get some miles under my belt. Everything went fine. Drove into town. Yelled at an ass-hole driver who wasn’t paying attention (my confidence doubles when I’m protected by a tonne of metal) and made my way home. Its probably worth mentioning i live in the country, meaning there’s a lot of wildlife around especially at night when things are quieter. Its also worth mentioning it was dark by this point.

Anyhow as I came to the top of a hill a fox came running out and I hit it. I wasn’t been speeding, I wasn’t on the phone and hell I didn’t even have music on. There really wasn’t anything I could have done but i still felt terrible as I felt the poor thing go under the wheels. I pulled over and sat there shaking going “oh god, oh god oh god” for ages (I’m not religious). I know im coming off as drama queen but it was the first time I’d hit an animal and it was also the biggest animal I’d ever killed. The second being an eight legged twat back in 98′.

As I went back to check it was dead (it was), I told myself it couldnt have been helped and that it was an accident. Its not like id been hunting. I just felt like a big stupid human. Poor sod was probably out for an evening, well in its head morning stroll, and then here comes along a loud, blundering, ignorant human.

There wasn’t any blood and it looked like it had been pretty quick. Hopefully it didn’t know anything about it. After a nights sleep I feel a little better about the whole affair but why couldn’t it have been a spider? (See previous post), or better still a Brazilian Wandering Spider?, or better still Ann Coulter?

I suppose in the great scheme of things last nights events were one of the worlds lesser crimes but none the less I feel I must confess my guilt to the internet where i can be tried and sentenced by you fine cyber judges.

Drive safe.


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