The road of death

June 8th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

It’s really rather depressing sometimes… the drive into work. It’s not as though there’s much to see out there in the farmland… except, well, farms. Today seemed to be more depressing than normal. The number of dead animals on the road is rather astounding at times. Makes me wonder if people aim for whatever tiny creature is attempting to cross the road.

A couple months ago, while driving into work, I came over a hill and saw some glittering blue and green near the road. As I got closer it wasn’t near the road but on the road. There used to be two peacocks that would wander around in the woods that lined the highway. One of them was killed and the colorful bump in the road remained. I nearly cried as I passed it, considering pulling over and trying to get the corpse off the road.

There are very few things in life as beautiful as a peacock. On one was killed on that dreary road. The other I have not seen since.

And this makes me sad sometimes.


2 Responses to “The road of death”

  1. TinfoilHat on June 8, 2009 11:37 pm

    Odd you’d mention that…just three days ago i had a peacock land on the road RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. Here, it’s illegal to disturb them (they’re the city bird, or something like that), and they have the right-of-way.

    Had to stop and w8 for the thing to finally hobble off the road. Meanwhile, i almost got rear-ended.

  2. Deinera on June 9, 2009 12:32 am

    Oi! Sorry for the near rear-ending accident. I’m just curious where you live that the city/state bird is the peacock. I ask mostly out of curiosity. 😉

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