Day’?s Verse:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the sun:
A time to be born and a time to die…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Something about riding a bike raises awareness of roadkill. Maybe proximity to the road helps, or the fact that I spend 90% of my on-bike time looking for obstacles in the road to navigate around. Let me tell you, on a bike, every little dead critter becomes an object to assiduously avoid. Fall and Spring seem particularly roadkill-heavy, and in those seasons I have seen the following dead creatures:

Squirrels galore

I read on a bike commuter’s blog that he once found $500 on the road. Why is it that all I see are bungee cords, pieces of hardware, gravel, tennis balls (I pick these up and mail them to our dog at home), glass, and dead animals? Life really is not fair.

2 thoughts on “My Roadkill Collection

  1. Walking to and from various bus-related locations, I have emcountered opossum, raccoon, cat, rat, crow, snake, vole, many squirrels, a 5″ wingspan moth, and endless slugs and earthworms. Hmmm. Are invertebrates included in your category of readkill?

    In the freshman hall at our school this week I encountered a freshly squashed goldfish! The latter find launched a full-scale investigation (no pun intended) and the guilty culprits have been duly chastised.

    I am always thankful when the roadkill has dried to jerky consistency rather than coming upon it too soon after its untimely demise.

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