Ever run over an animal?

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Ever run over an animal?

lulz lulz
How does it make you feel? I ran over a squirrel the other day. I tried to dodge but it didn't work Felt terrible.
07/01/2012
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indiglo indiglo
Oh, I think I'd be sick! I've never hit an animal myself, but I've been a passenger in cars that have. I always HATE it.
07/01/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I hit a squirrel once, and it was horrible I had to pull over as soon as I could, because I was really upset and needed to calm down...
07/01/2012
silverdragonfly9 silverdragonfly9
I ran over a bunny once I cried so hard it was horrible and a little over a year ago my dog got hit on the high way so now even seeing hit animals I end up crying
07/01/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I hit a bird once and felt slightly bad. It just sat there in the middle of the road and wouldn't move.
07/01/2012
Llahsram Llahsram
I feel slightly saddened for a while but I get over it after a little bit.
07/01/2012
sextoylover sextoylover
I feel sad for 5 seconds then im back to normal. lol
07/01/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
My guy hit a fawn. While he pulled over to cry, I pulled the body off the road, and when he saw that... he started crying again.
07/01/2012
Scarlette Starr Scarlette Starr
!!!
07/02/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by lulz
How does it make you feel? I ran over a squirrel the other day. I tried to dodge but it didn't work Felt terrible.
Oh dear heavens! I couldn't take it. I've never done it before thank the Lord! My partner has, and once it was a kitty I never thought I'd be OK! It's such a horrible thing. I would also feel terrible.
07/02/2012
Ansley Ansley
For those folks who have needed to pull over to calm down afterwards, might I suggest night driving on 65 through Indiana? The carnage is astounding and gross.

I've never hit an animal. Thankfully.
07/02/2012
butts butts
We've never hit anything thankfully. I'd be scarred if we did though.
07/02/2012
js250 js250
I bawl my eyes out. I have hit around 35 deer, 1 moose, 1 owl, 5-8 pheasants, 3 grouse, many small birds & squirrels, 4 porcupine, 8 skunks, 1 raccoon 2 cats and 1 dog. Over about 20 years of driving where I live. There are animals everywhere!!!

My family really picks on me--my hubby is night blind so I am always the one driving when the critters are out and about.
07/02/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I avoid it all costs. I hit a rabbit the night before Easter. I tried so hard to avoid it but it just happened so quick. Stupid me, being the animal lover that I am pulled over (it was way late and I lived in a small town) and went over to see if it was alive and it was dying. I regret stopping. I cried my eyes out. It didn't help that my mom tried to crack a joke about me hitting the Easter bunny. I felt SO bad.

I once had a cat recently run out. I slammed on the breaks and it ran into my tire. Again, stupid got out of the car to check on it but it took off and I cried and had to pull over and call my mom to calm me down. A few nights later on a midnight snack run I saw the cat, it was alive! I was so happy. Something similar happened to my dog before he passed away from old age. He was just a young guy and got clipped by a tire, it rolled him and skinned his little nose up and he was sore but he lived.

I hope I NEVER hit another animal. I get too emotional.
07/02/2012
Talena Talena
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Originally posted by Incendiaire
I hit a bird once and felt slightly bad. It just sat there in the middle of the road and wouldn't move.
That happened with us, we was on the highway...a busy one at that and there sat a pigeon. can't slow down, cant swerve and the pigeon wasn't moving. All it's flock mates already went but not this one. I just hope it stayed because it wanted to get hit going 65
07/02/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
it makes me feel horrible... I feel bad even when a bug Hits the windshield and goes spat... poor bug
07/02/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Hit a few, never a good feeling for sure. But when the moment happens I admit that I do not try to swerve to go around or slam on my brakes unless I know for certain there is nobody behind or coming at me. Good way to cause an accident.

Both our vehicles have very sharp knives in them all the time, just in case the need comes when I have to put an animal out of its misery. May sound harsh to some but its the least I can do. Plus, living out in the country means a long time for the Sheriff or State Patrol to arrive.
07/02/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Hit a few, never a good feeling for sure. But when the moment happens I admit that I do not try to swerve to go around or slam on my brakes unless I know for certain there is nobody behind or coming at me. Good way to cause an accident.

Both ...
I'm sure that not swerving is the wisest thing to do, but I doubt I could do it. Aside from just not wanting to hit the animal it's just an instinctive reaction to something being in front of the car...
07/02/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by pasdechat
I'm sure that not swerving is the wisest thing to do, but I doubt I could do it. Aside from just not wanting to hit the animal it's just an instinctive reaction to something being in front of the car...
I agree, most of the time it happens without any thought on our part. What I learned over the 25 years of driving (with no accidents) is that fighting some natural instincts saves me and my family, or others, from personal harm.
07/02/2012
hall5885 hall5885
I hit a two birds, on the same road, both times coming home from work, two days in a row. Felt horrible both times. But I feel horrible when bugs hit the window.
07/02/2012
Life's Little Secrets Life's Little Secrets
I try my hardest to avoid animals, but sometimes it just happens. Especially living in Texas it's always better to just hit the deer than run off the road, unless it's a cow than oh ya you need to dodge it (which I know sounds unbelieveable but is possible and only in the state of Texas! lol). I always feel bad about it (which is kind of funny since I avidly hunt deer and dove every chance but I always get the meat processed to be able to enjoy it later) but I don't become distraught over it.
07/02/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
it depends on the animal
07/02/2012
A.noel A.noel
I have hit a opossum, a baby bunny, several squirrels and a skunk. I hate it! I always try to slow down real fast or swerve but if it cant safely do either of those things I have had to hit them. I didn't cry over any of them but it is sad.
But the opossum is the worst thing i've hit. It was large and I really hate the crunch noise that you feel/hear when you hit something. It makes me nauseous. And the worst part is i swerved and slowed down and it still ran right in front of my car
07/03/2012
CreamySweet CreamySweet
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Originally posted by lulz
How does it make you feel? I ran over a squirrel the other day. I tried to dodge but it didn't work Felt terrible.
Yep! Several. Better to hit the critter then swerve and hit the car you didn't see because your focus was on the critter. I always feel bad too but You are alive and uninjured and the little thing most didn't suffer near as much as if it was being eaten by something if that helps. No matter what you didn't do it on purpose - go by some treats and take them to the park for the other little critters and keep them from going out for the roads.
07/09/2012
wicked weasel wicked weasel
I've hit a dog, a frog, a bird and almost a freaking deer.
No cats yet, that's probably why they have so many lives...
07/09/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I never have. Thank God!
07/09/2012
rockblenny rockblenny
I've hit a few driving on country roads at night.
07/09/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by lulz
How does it make you feel? I ran over a squirrel the other day. I tried to dodge but it didn't work Felt terrible.
I would rather hot an animal than get hurt trying to avoid it.
07/09/2012
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