Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

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Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby lammy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:58 am

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?
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Abby » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:04 am

All I do is make sure I ride around them.....
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby thecaptn » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:16 am

You could move the moggie to the side of the road and check for a number even if it's only to help you sleep soundly. I'd do it for a dog but not a cat. Each to their own.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Tim » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:52 am

Take it home.
Skin it.
Make a nice pair of fluffy, white, winter gloves.
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Postby Tim » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Some more suggestions;

100 uses for a dead cat

Carpet beater.
Slippers.
Back scratcher.
Javelin.
Baseball bat.
Rug.
Golf club.
Feed one to the ducks in the local pond.
Athletics 'hammer'.
Christmas present.
Speed humps.
Walking stick.
Snooker cue.
Bog brush.
Substitute loo roll.
Scarf.
Pin cushion.
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.
Pillow.
Bath sponge.
Hat.
Umbrella pole.
Greyhound racetrack 'hare'.
Cat's eyes in the road.
Heavy duty fly swatter.
Padding for ice hockey players.
Towel.
Create a nice little water feature for the garden.
'Pin the tail on the cat'.
Kicking stand for rugby balls.
Cricket bat.
Conductor's baton.
Shield.
Arrow.
Cut off the tail and use as a quill.
Conversation piece for the coffee table.
Airplane chocks.
Backpack.
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.
Fire poker.
Luge.
Kneeling pad.
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!
Barbecue fuel.
After a short time it can be used as a redneck air freshener.
Prop in sanitary towel adverts.
Dog food.
Run electrical wire through it to make a decorative lamp stand.
Door stop.
Oven mitt.
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.
Halloween decoration.
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.
Bookend.
Toupee.
Stuffing for Beanbag chair.
Seasoning.
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.
Coffee Table.
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.
Tea cosy.
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.
Large paintbrush.
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.
Bury it.
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Postby trailgumby » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Hold my nose and try not to gag.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Summernight » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:29 pm

Tim wrote:Some more suggestions;

100 uses for a dead cat

...

Not to mention stuff it and turn it into a remote-controlled helicopter:

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http://www.smh.com.au/technology/techno ... 1zsqi.html

'cause, you know, that's normal. :|
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby roller » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:37 pm

bit of rosemary, bit of garlic, whack in the oven for about 45 minutes

serve with roasted potatoes and some peas.
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Postby marinmomma » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:42 pm

LOL, gee I hope that the OP wasn't being all serious???

Love the 100 uses...will be sure to show them to Mr MM who despises cats 8)
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby cp123 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:46 pm

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.
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Postby Xplora » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:41 pm

There was a fox (half a wombat?!) on Windsor Rd on Saturday... BIG roadkill. Glad I was on the front, it was pretty huge for 10 lads 2 abreast in the breakdown lane :shock:

And yes. You leave it be.
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Postby SquareWheels » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:00 pm

bunny hop it.
keep the skillz up
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Postby NhiTrac » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:15 pm

Hold my breath.
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Postby Duck! » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:51 pm

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. :twisted:

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.
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Postby KenGS » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:45 pm

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Postby jamesn184 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:29 am

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
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby human909 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:04 pm

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....
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Postby tsatra93 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:08 am

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.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby jamesn184 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 am

tsatra93 wrote: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...
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Postby Sweeper59 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:22 am

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.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Summernight » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:45 am

tsatra93 wrote: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.


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.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Tim » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:27 pm

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.
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Postby lump_a_charcoal » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:27 pm

I hold my nose and avoid.

I also feel bad for any animal that has had a painful death.
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Postby dungee » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:16 am

Zero sympathy for a species that has wreaked havoc on native wildlife populations.


You must be referring to humans...
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Postby m@ » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:57 pm

dungee wrote:
Zero sympathy for a species that has wreaked havoc on native wildlife populations.


You must be referring to humans...


My thoughts exactly!
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