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Old 05-15-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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So I was driving along near my house in the country and i see this rabbit (a pretty juicy one) It was way off in the ditch. So i think its gonna run away...sadly mistaken. It runs directly under my front right wheel. I almost slid off the road! Keep in mind that i was driving an Astro with bald tires, in the rain, at about 100 km/h... Scared the hell outta me. Does anyuone know why they are so stupid?? Are they genetically retarded just to thin out their numbers?
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You have to remember one thing, all animals are the same if they see light they will pretty much ALWAYS go into the light, so just about guarantee that if you see an animal at night it will run out in front of you.

I always expect that they ( animals) will run out in front of me and sure enough they do. Just be glad it was not a skunk.
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best thing to do is just hit it, don't swerve or even brake. bu-bump!!

i know it sounds bad but that is actually the safest thing to do when it comes to small animals. some people actually end up rolling their car trying to avoid a cat
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I find that its easier to get pissed at the aminal than feel sorry for it. STUPID RACOON! WTF WERE YOU TRYIN TA DO?!
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did u close ur eyes
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We've got rabbits real bad along our driveway, eat my Mom'* plantings right down to the root! Stupid things will run along right in front of the car for 50-60 feet before dodging off to one side or the other! I've recently started hitting the GAS instead of the brake when they run in front of me!
Truthfully, I do spend a lot of time hunting them with an air-pistol, there're so many of them that I think I can classify it as pest control to get around hunting restrictions...
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The reason scientists say animals stand in front of cars is because they simply haven't evolved (or were created, whichever) to deal with a fast-moving object like a car. In some ways their brains don't even register it. It'* sort of like the fact that small kids don't recognize that a big car moving towards them is dangerous. It doesn't mean they are stupid, just that they don't understand it'* dangerous and in some ways, can't even see it.

Eventually the animals will evolve to be around cars because the bunnies that get hit one too many times don't live to pass on their genes

In any event, if you're not going too fast and you have time to do it, you should slow down or swerve just a bit to avoid an animal. If it'* going to endanger yourself or others, then you should just hit it, but a lot of the time you can slow down enough that it will move out of the road.

If you do hit an animal, you shouldn't just leave it there. If it'* alive, then either put it out of it'* misery or if it'* a pet, take it to a vet and have them treat it or put it out of it'* misery if it'* just hurt too bad. Inconvenient, my *ss!!! If that was your dog in the road, wouldn't you want a good samaritan to take care of it?

And even if it'* not alive tou should move it off the road so the scavengers don't get hit too.
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Eventually the animals will evolve to be around cars because the bunnies that get hit one too many times don't live to pass on their genes
From what I've seen, once is usually too many times.

But you're points are valid, if you are not endangering yourself or others.....
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