Makes Me Mad as Hell
May 24, 2018 9:26am CST
Everybody here knows that I'm a critter lover. One thing that sets me off more than anything is hitting an animal with a vehicle. I realize that there are some circumstances where out of the clear blue that a squirrel, rabbit, or something of that nature will literally scramble out across the road and it's too late to stop. HOWEVER....#1; you DO NOT deliberately do it. #2; if it is already dead, you DO NOT deliberately drive across its body and #3; you don't go out of your way to deliberately hit it. Example: yesterday when I was coming home from town, I spotted a Turtle in the road. I stopped the car, put my flashers on, got out of the car so I could move it to the side of the road. As I got to it, I realized that someone had deliberately hit it. It's shell was cracked open and it's innards were hanging out of his body and the saddest part was that he was still alive. I picked him up as gingerly as I could and carried him over to the ditch. Whoever did that should have the hell beat out of them. Let's face it....it's not like the turtle RAN across the road in front of a vehicle. Turtles pick up on vibration, so if there was a vehicle approaching, he would have stopped and pulled his head inside of the shell and waited. So whoever did it; did it on PURPOSE!!!!! I was so upset and there wasn't anything I could do for him because he was hurt so badly.
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• Manchester, England
Mrs WorDazza and I once got verbally abused because we stopped traffic on a country road to allow frogs to cross to their spawning pond. I ended up picking them up and carrying a lot of them because some idiot was getting seriously irate. I sarcastically thanked him for his patience when the frogs were safely across. He didn't pick up on the sarcasm!!
When the time has come that frogs start marching to their spawning ponds, people belonging to a nature organisation put up small fences along the roads. At night they come with torches, collect all the frogs which sit at the fences, put them into buckets and carry them across the roads.
• United States
There are a lot of sick people in this world of ours who delight in harming the most innocent creatures on this earth. And, humans can think up such a wide variety of ways to do that harm. I keep an eye out for geese because they change their minds when crossing and they actually match the gray color of the roads here. As for squirrels, that takes skill to not hit those mind-changing little critters. So far, not a goose or squirrel hit by me.
• United States
Mike save a turtle the other day.While walking the dog he noticed this.Brought Ms.Ruby home as he went out again facing traffic to save this wonderful turtle and he did.Picked him up and brought it near a brook at the the back of the old library. This is not the first time.We had one in our driveway.What a beauty.Yep Mike saved him and to the brook. Gotta love that man.lol
• United States
Aw poo poo BUT you have done something about this: you have raved empathically to those who pay less attention then they should when operating a motor vehicle. As I read your post line for line the emotional implications were vivid so you have made a point, a very good one as for the turtle--well he will make someone up in heaven some good soup AND if that person cannot stand turtle soup, well that is a hell story huh ?