March 15, 2004

*I'll Give You a Topic...

Inspired by Eat an Animal for PETA Day (as well as two near-misses last night), I want to know how many defenseless woodland-type creatures you've decimated with your gas-guzzling steel transport unit (i.e. car).

I have a mere two raccoons and a squirrel on my "confirmed kill" list.

How about you?

Posted by Jennifer at March 15, 2004 08:07 AM


Dang, you've got me beat!!! I only have a single opposum to my credit...

Posted by: Susie at March 15, 2004 09:16 AM

I've only got one racoon to my name. Not for lack of trying on the part of numerous suicidal deer, though.

Knock on wood, though, I've yet to Kevorkian my first Bambi.

Posted by: Harvey at March 15, 2004 09:25 AM

The squirrels strip the leafs off the white oak trees to make their nests, killing the trees one branch at a time. The porcupines strip all the bark off pine trees, killing the whole thing in one shot. The sapsuckers drill hundreds of tiny holes all around the birch trees, killing them over a season. And finally, in less than three days, the bud worms got the spruce and balsams I planted last year.

The timid woodland creatures are destroying the natural beauty around my place. The gummint should do something. Like publish a wildlife barbeque guide or something.

Note: Porcupines are easy to catch, but difficult to pick up. And I had nothing to do with their relocation .... or the dead squirrels near the road.

Posted by: Blair at March 15, 2004 01:04 PM

My only confirmed kills are insects. Tons of insects.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 15, 2004 06:27 PM

I injured a kangaroo. That's gotta count. Of course the car came of even worse.

Posted by: Simon at March 15, 2004 11:06 PM

Couple of birds, one skunk (NEVER hit a skunk in the summer time), a few squirrels. Had a dog run into the side of my car one day on the highways of America. He had made it across 4 lanes of heavy traffic but ran out of luck on my back fender. Hitting birds are the best. Big explosion of feathers in the rear view mirror.

Posted by: Pete at March 16, 2004 08:59 AM

Only one squirrel. One near-miss with a deer, and one more near-miss of a skunk, thank God.

Posted by: Victor at March 16, 2004 11:37 AM