open topic, for anything cycling related.
Beautiful ride in this morning despite heavy legs and cold weather but nice and fresh, however.... very sad to ride past a fluffy white cat dead at a junction on the side of a bike path. I reported it to the council when i got to work, I was thinking I should have stopped and moved it and perhaps seen if there was a number on the collar? Should I have done that? What would you have done.
Sadly I also rang in another cat last year, that said I pass dead Roo's regularly but dont phone them in, perhaps I should?
Some more suggestions;
100 uses for a dead cat
Feed one to the ducks in the local pond.
Substitute loo roll.
Cut off the feet and use them as ink wells.
Tie some horse hair between the front and back legs to make a violin bow.
Greyhound racetrack 'hare'.
Cat's eyes in the road.
Heavy duty fly swatter.
Padding for ice hockey players.
Create a nice little water feature for the garden.
'Pin the tail on the cat'.
Kicking stand for rugby balls.
Cut off the tail and use as a quill.
Conversation piece for the coffee table.
Wear it on your head and run round shouting, "I'm covered in cat hair!!".
Use two dead cats to make a pair of gloves.
Chuck one into a 'conker tree' to knock the conkers down.
Novelty draught excluder.
Use one to suffocate your enemies.
Partly bury, head first, in the ground... now you have a firework launching pad!
After a short time it can be used as a redneck air freshener.
Prop in sanitary towel adverts.
Run electrical wire through it to make a decorative lamp stand.
A 'conversation piece' in the living room when you have people over you really don't like.
Practice for that brother that's learning taxidermy.
Give it to a cat lover >
Use the head as a disposable tennis ball at picnics.
Put one in the middle of the road to make speeding drivers feel bad.
Use them for traction when your car gets stuck in the snow.
A goose emulator.
Put it in your teacher's trunk or under the car seat.
Put on desk chair of co-worker who takes credit for something you did.
Flatten out, dry it and use as a frisbee.
Smack the neighbours.
Food for the homeless.
Drop them by the thousands on France and Iraq.
Stuffing for Beanbag chair.
Bake into a meatloaf and give it to in-laws.
Drop 100 of them along with 100 dead dogs from an airplane onto a trailer park so when the rednecks there say "it's raining cats and dogs" they will actually be right.
Sew 3-4 together and give to spouse as a anniversary gift.
Sympathy vote at parties.
Keeping the flies off your marmite.
New superhero - "Exkittytron".
Position over your face to protect the small micro-organisms that exist in your beard.
Shave it, stick the fur all over you, then say you're part cat.
Scarecrow for very dumb birds.
Measure the circumference of a room by swinging it.
Lure for a live dog.
Put in the garden borders for repelling rabbits.
A small child's bike.
Your dad's a what?!
Attach to a long wooden pole and use to sweep chimneys.
Throw at bears in a zoo.
Burn and use as fertilizer.
Use as antenna ball.
Soak up blood at crime scenes.
Bury it in your backyard, give it an elaborate tombstone, and claim that it haunts your house.
Use to decorate your high-tech laser.
Taxiderm it and display in your window all year round.
Taxiderm it and place on your couch for when guests come over.
Hold my nose and try not to gag.
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
Not to mention stuff it and turn it into a remote-controlled helicopter:
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/techno ... 1zsqi.html
'cause, you know, that's normal.
If anything domestic - eg cat dog etc had a collar and tags on i would ring if there was a number. If nothing more just to say I found your pet dead. They could be very upset and at least it brings them knowledge of what and where something obviously happened. plus they can take him home and bury them.
but i'm like that.
Ring the council & tell 'em you found an unrestrained registered animal (assuming it was registered). A nice phone call from the Authorities might make the owner a bit more responsible next time.
I love cats, but I can't eat a whole one.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
I swear I passed the same dead cat at other ends of a st a few months ago... And all I did was say to myself... "A dead cat is a good kitty cat "
If you ride out in the country you see plenty of road kill
This is YET another thread that supports my stereotype that all cycling enthusiasts are suffering from OCD.
I have not yet seen a similar question in any car/motoring forum that I have frequented....
Pretty cruel thread, would you be making the same jokes if it was a dead dog in the road? Do you guys not have pets or something?
Anyway, for a domestic animal, if it's safe I'd check for a collar/contact info... Also would be good to make sure it's not still alive, and move it to the side. Respectful for the animal and removes a potential hazard from the road.
Not if it was a dog no, however I hate cats and I will repeat: a dead cat is a good kitty cat
Also id stay way clear of touching any dead animal...
I can't believe someone even listed this 'issue' as a topic. As a keen cyclist who lives in a regional area, I can't remember too many rides where I DIDN'T have to avoid roadkill. I reckon I have to veer around dead kangaroos almost every second day and I can 'possum-hop' pretty well these days. Snakes are fairly common in the warmer months. We get plenty of live animals on the roadside as well, including tortoises, koalas and bush turkeys, but the most unusual live hazard I've ever seen was a platypus. In that case, I pulled over, stopped traffic, and escorted it across the road to a creek.
Giant TCR 0
Nobody looks back on their life....and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep !!
I have to admit that stuffing an animal and making it into a helicopter is not my idea of paying homage to my beloved pet, but to each their own.
I feel very sorry for the squashed Blue tongue lizards, turtles, snakes, frogs, echidnas, wallabies, roos, possums and all the other natives killed by belligerent drivers. Possibly even dogs.
Zero sympathy for a species that has wreaked havoc on native wildlife populations.
My thoughts exactly!
There are four phases of bicycle commuting; first there's fear, then rage, then self-righteousness and finally, fun.
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