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Roadkill---ever Cause It?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6499 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 947 times:

I have run over:

1 cat
1 dog (survived)
1 squirrel
1 possum (I think)


All accidents, of course!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 941 times:

1. one dog - on a mountain road - there was no way to avoid it
2. several birds - they all seemed attracted to my T-bird on the freeway
3. one deer - another mountain road -


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 937 times:

So far I've got about 5-7 rabbits and 3 cats under my belt during my 10-year driving career.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Never, I almost run over a cat but I could avoid it by doing a full brake application.

Patrick


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6499 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Well, you don't exactly run OVER a deer! How much damage to your car?  Confused


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 919 times:

1 squirrel, though I think it lived cause I just got its tail and it sort of limped off the road...a weird site...and also a bird...ironically heading to the airport to go fly, just as I crested a hill at 35 a bird smashed into my windshield, died instantly and landed behind my car...wasn't a good omen lol...

Greg



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I hit a cat that was already hit (but alive) and a rabbit. The strange thing is, those are only two things I've hit while driving and they were both on the same day & same trip but different counties. Now I don't know if this counts, but I also know I hit a mouse one night. I thought I saw something small dart in front of me. Curious what it was and if I ran over it, I went back and sure enough, there was a little flat mouse in the road.

The scariest incident was being a passenger in a car driven by my dad. We were returning from a fishing trip and had the boat tied to the top of the car. Coming over the hill on the highway, there was a freshly hit german-shepard lying perpendicular in the center of our lane. It was HUGE! My dad could only try to strattle it which he did, but the car was too low and the dog too big so the frame slammed into the dog. The jolt knocked the boat loose which fell down the side of the car.



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Was a passanger in a car that hit a dog on Route 301 between Jacksonville and Gainesville, FL one night after a FL-GA game.

The sad thing was that the dog jumped out of a minivan on the northbound side of the road while the family was at a gas station. The dog got spooked and torn off into traffic. I hardly had time to say watch out before we hit it.

We were doing about 70 mph so we figured that nothing was going to be left. We kept going. I feel horrible for the family that had to watch their dog get hit in front of their eyes.

-76M


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 910 times:

Almost hit a hedgehog once, and subsequently almost crashed my car while avoiding it.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Well, you don't exactly run OVER a deer! How much damage to your car?

No damage to the van actually - I hit the brakes hard, but the deer did a little "where am I gonna go" dance before opting to head off the road. Had he decided just a second or two sooner, he would have made it. I clipped it's hindquarters at about 20 mph. Technically I didn't kill the deer, but I broke it's leg and a trucker behind me put it out of it's misery with a gun.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 905 times:

Murder! Big grin

Anyway, I've only hit a couple of birds, no animals yet. But the drive home is usually late down country roads so my time will come!!!

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 901 times:

One bird for me. He flew right into the grill of my truck, and I found it stuck to the radiator. Almost have hit a few squirrels, but never actually hit one.


"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineDeltajax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 897 times:

in my 2.5 years driving, i havent hit anything, yet. I will avoid anything that I can without causing harm to myself or substantial damage to my vehicle.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 889 times:

I once went over a seagull with my bicycle! Like George Costanza says, we have a deal (with pigeons, and I think the same with seagulls). The Seagull didn't move, and I ran over its wing, and got some feathers in my chain. Not a pretty sight. I actually stopped and got the seagull out of harm's way, but not much else I could to to it. I think it had a broken wing, and that's all. I guess it's the same as a pilot losing their medical?  Big grin

I also ran over a squirrel once, and a rabbit another time.

The same place I ran over the rabbit, at about 90 km/h, I almost hit a bear!!! In the bear incident, I was driving my friend's Suburban at night, when out of the woods I see this black shaddow in an instance, I touched the brakes and swerved a bit. My friend said the bear tucked down, and if we had hit it, it would serve as somewhat of a ramp. I wouldn't want to see what damage that would do at 90 km/h!



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User currently offlineJESSMAN From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 881 times:

I was in a car that squashed a squirrel. Stupid thing ran out and got hit by the rear tire on the far side of the car from where it started.

I personally hit a bat. It was plastered on my grille like a batman symbol, only upside down.

That's it so far thank goodness.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Hi all,

Not me myself, but I was in the car and the time.... On the same night me and a friend were out in 'The New Forest' plodding along a country lane.. All of a sudden.. 'BOOMF' car bounces  Wow!

Got out and there's a poor hedgehog with its insides splattered on the road the poor begger!  Sad

Then about an hour later a group of Deer decide to run out in front of the car skidded to a halt.. Moved over to the right then they decide to walk in front of the car whilst we are pulling away.. Silly animals!  Smile

Regards,

Justin  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Both of my roadkills have sad stories attached... no kidding:

1 bird of unknown species, in Canada... on the way back to the U.S. And it flipped up and got stuck under the windshield wiper, so not only was I upset that I hit it, but I had to see it for almost an hour (my parents wouldn't let me stop because we were in a six car caravan with our relatives)... We had to stop and remove it from the car before we went through customs.

1 sparrow, here in my city. I stopped and picked it up to take it to the animal hospital to be euthanized but when I got out of my car, I locked my keys in the car. And it started to rain. So there I was sitting on the side of the road next to my car, soaking wet, cradling this dying sparrow, crying, and the little thing died in my hands. So sad. The AAA guy got there almost an hour later.


redngold

[Edited 2003-12-08 22:15:53]


Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 872 times:

I don't know about other states, but Colorado is full of suicidal squirrels. One jumped under my left back wheel, and I almost hit another one today, since it decided to run out in front of my car.



Alex.



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 843 times:

A bird cut across the road in front of me once and it smacked the front bumper of my truck... ended up flapping around in the turn lane for a while.

I felt so bad.



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User currently offlineImisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 823 times:

I kill thousands of animals per year while driving, not counting insects. In the spring where I live, toads try to cross the road and there is no way to avoid them and one would be stupid to try.

For the larger animals though I've hit 2 dogs, one died and the other limped away, one bird who died instantly instead od the hawks claws and 1 cat.

It's been over 30 years since I hit the dog that died and I still remeber his facein the split second before I hit him. I hope no child spent the next days looking for his/her best friend.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 805 times:

First day on my learners i hit a kangaroo at 90 kms a hours in my dads 4WD with put a nice dent in the bull bar and about a week ago i cleaned up a crow on the main local road.
cheers
high_flyr69



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User currently offlineProsimtec From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 795 times:

I hit a Pheasant that had flown out of a corn field and into my the path of my pick-up truck.
As it was a fresh kill, I took it home and ate it.

Once, we had a Goose fly into the side of the building where I worked. Damn thing went straight into a plate glass window and broke it's neck. One of the guys in the office took it home and had it for dinner.


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 792 times:
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Roadkill .. not exactly, we caused airkill:
In early 2002 a friend of mine and I drove back from an airline memorabilia convention in the south of germany. It was one of the first great days of summer where the sun ist sill low but the thermometer reaches t-shirt temperatures.
We were driving at around 140 km/h when suddenly I saw a black something incoming from 1 o'clock high. I just could say the words "there is some bird co........" when, with a dump, loud *fump* damn thing raven said goodbye to his life when he smashed right between the frontdoor and the windshield. We were scared as hell and only saw the cadaver tumbling through the air onto another car. There was plenty of blood splatter on the windshield and we soon headed for the nearest parking spot exit to asses the damage and calm down our heartbeat. It was one huuuge raven and the impact sound was purely frightening.

Mario
LH526



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 786 times:

A bird, once.

A car I was in (but not at the wheel) hit a bunny.

And on my bike, I rolled over a Hedgehog ('twas night) - no damage neither for the bike nor for the hedgehog...

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 779 times:

I ran over 707cmf once, and since then, his brain has been damaged to the extent that you know.
UTA



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26 Marcus : Once while heading back home I ran over a cat one block away from my house, it looked exactly like my GF's annoying cat......so I was wondering how wo
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