Justified & Ancient
- Jan 10, 2021
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There are many incidents of deaths caused by hitting animals, in the New Forest in the UK a number of people have died in collisions with horses and cattle, and in places where moose are roaming they are a huge danger to road traffic.I genuinely do know of someone who died when he crashed his motorbike into a cow.
"...it is estimated that between 10 and 20 people are killed and over 700 injured every year as a result of accidents involving deer, either through direct collisions or swerving to avoid deer. The cost of damage to vehicles alone is estimated to be at least £17 million."There are many incidents of deaths caused by hitting animals, in the New Forest in the UK a number of people have died in collisions with horses and cattle, and in places where moose are roaming they are a huge danger to road traffic.
When I was first going out with the In House GP (then a Personal IT Geek), we were driving back across Dartmoor late one evening and I spotted a dark brown Dartmoor pony on the side of the road, but IHGP - normally very considerate of horses not he roads - passed it very closely.
Years ago i was walking back home from a night out to the family home (on a council estate) i was 50 yards from my door, when i heard what sounded like a large dog loping towards me, its claws clacking on the road, a minute later, to my suprise a badger came along the road, past me and off through the underpass at the end of the road.And yet sadly I have never seen a live badger, just the ones whose sneers died with them. :-(
I know I'm weird, but they do actually sound quite tasty. I'm not really a snacker, though, so will probably never find out.We have recently sold those 'chocolate coated pretzels' in both peanut butter flavour and strawberry flavour. Apparently the strawberry ones were like eating Angel Delight, with a weird aftertaste. No one has dared to try the peanut butter ones.
You might try cycling up a long narrow lane and turning a bend to encounter a dead badger splattered across the dusty pitted tarmac. STINK, they doEven a pheasant can take out your headlights. As for badgers - just don't go there. I swear they walk away from vehicle impacts with nothing but a slight limp and a sneer.
Many in our lab have reported seeing the one that lived on campus; it used to skulk around the grounds near our building on winter evenings, startling people who had worked late and were making their way home. However, the amount of building that has gone on recently, and the hacking up of greenery, I'd be amazed if it was still hanging around.Plenty up here, still sneering and digging up the bulbs!