Jul 03 2009
Motorized traffic takes a terrible toll of animals, as any bicyclist can’t help but notice. Every time I ride I see the casualties of drivers who speed, drive recklessly, and some who deliberately alter their paths to hit turtles, raccoons, and skunks. It’s unusual to see dead turkeys, though. They’re normally alert and wary, but one was too slow to take off and paid the ultimate price.
As you drive the roads, be alert to those who are in your path, not just cyclists and runners, but also the wild animals who might be crossing or sunning themselves on the pavement.