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

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

Postby jacks1071 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:46 pm

Tim wrote:Take it home.
Skin it.
Make a nice pair of fluffy, white, winter gloves.


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

Postby Pushy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:30 am

If they pose a hazard to others I'll drag them off the road or if they are a new kill I might slow and look for signs of life. You never know what you'll find.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby kenwstr » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Well, I'm a fly fisher and tie my own flies........
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby misterhorsey » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:24 pm

charming.

I came across a freshly killed possum on my way home. I moved it over to the side of the road and buried it in the loose soil of a landscaped median strip.

As far as I'm concerned, all living creatures deserve some degree of respect. And at the very least, they deserve to, where possible, be saved from gradual decay and mutilation by cars and passing traffic.

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

Postby bollo » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:43 pm

i am not really into touching dead stuff so i just keep on riding although i love my dog
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby kb » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:47 pm

Leave it on the road if it's not positioned dangerously. Good reminder cars can kill.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby just4tehhalibut » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:05 am

Came across one cat one day that had nearly made it across the highway, both paws were on the kerb but everything below that was flattened. Someone had veered out of their way on a busy road to do this.

You'd wish that someone would remove all that roadkill. I came flying down a hill out the back of Port Fairy one day, rounded a bend and found a dead sheep in my path; with the bike fully loaded with touring gear and the speed too high I couldn't avoid it, ran right through it. It had been laying out there on the road in the sun so long that it had a consistency of rancid pasta. I was surprised not to have slowed down let alone crashed but then the smell hit. Really, the other reason to be thankful for having mudguards.

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

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:54 pm

Pick it up and offer it to a natural food nut. What can be more natural than carrion? Paleolithic man surely would have not knocked back such easy sustenance. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Mylotian » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:56 pm

Touching dead animals without protective clothing is dangerous considering the number of potential diseases, fully not recommended, natural decay, insects , carrion will clean up the mess in due time.
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Re: Dead animals on the road.. wot do u do?

Postby Tim » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:03 pm

Mylotian wrote: ...carrion will clean up the mess in due time.


Wow, zombie roadkill. :lol:

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

Postby Hamster » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:51 am

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


You must be referring to humans...


My thoughts exactly!


This is why I deliberately aim my bike at cane toads. A dead cat is a good cat, a dead rabbit is a good rabbit and a squashed cane toad is a good cane toad.
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