requisicat in pace, mr. raccoon…

… I hated to do it, kill you and all. But at 75 mph in morning commuter traffic it was either you or me. I am sure you understand. Your memory is eternal; the huge crack in the grill of my car will always make me think of you.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01678341854029479678 Old Bob

    Oh me, oh my, what a sad post to have to write. If your grill had been metal, it would have skinned and diced Mr. Raccoon, and he would have roasted on your radiator, and you could have brought raccoon kebab to where you were going. But no. Sad, sad, sad.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06464853878545792914 Las Vegas Mama

    bummerrrrr!!

  • Gregory

    Many years ago, I hit a rabbit on Easter Morning…… Never will forget it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03432158981260636910 Leila

    My husband would say, "Too bad it wasn't a squirrel."

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07691117339629857830 newguy40

    Well, it was clearly a case of him him or you. Te absolvo (is that right? My "latin" is pretty bad…)Anyway… I hear hitting a dear is much worse? I hit a dog with my old '68 Beetle. Pretty much destroyed the front end of my beloved Bug. "Course, ruined the dogs day too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18096051756459933731 Mary Ellen

    After driving down an old dirt road that was surrounded by corn fields late one night, I found a bat the next morning stretched across the front of my grill and it made it look like the Bat Mobile..so I kept it on there when I went to work to show my co-workers. I guess it's harder to be sympathetic about a bat.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14514722976964423091 Dominic Mary

    75 mph ?What State did you say you lived in ?Tsk, tsk : but at least you will remember him . . . and it's forgetting one's sins that's the way to repeat them, of course.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05387323354607079249 Stitchwort

    Up here, dead raccoons by the roadside are one of the first signs of spring.Not sure why that's a springtime phenomenon. Given the chance, they'll shred the contents of my garbage can all over the deck at any time of the year . . .Still, actually hitting one when driving would not be a pleasant experience.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07083459120930646608 Heather

    You could have tried harder to assuage your guilt….http://cbs3.com/topstories/Police.Drunk.Pennsylvania.2.1592202.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09356738924839809045 Andrew

    Well, it's better for one racoon to die for the sake of the people…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    love the link, Heather!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12084691508359621184 TCN

    It is so sad when someone like this succumbs to suicide when counseling is available, even to the indigent…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09819523933502820341 Terry Nelson

    I know how you feel – I hit a gopher once, turned myself in at the police station for hit and run, but they just looked at me like I was nuts. No respect for life these days. None.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10503510474554718305 Just another mad Catholic

    now if only his soul was immortal……………

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    Dominic Mary, the NC speed limit on the highway is 65 mph. Going 75 is pretty conservative around here. The traffic only moves that slow when it is heavy. Believe me, when it is not rush hour most drive 80-85 mph around here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14514722976964423091 Dominic Mary

    Ah ! Things in NC are obviously more relaxed than they used to be when I lived in CA . . . :-)


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