Furry creatures beware

June 8, 2006 · Filed Under Ramble On, Roanoke Happenings 

It’s been a harrowing few days for the fauna of the Roanoke Valley. Recently I myself have inadvertently (and with much regret) run over with my car a bird and a rabbit. The bird I hit traveling down I-581 in Roanoke City and the poor rabbit ran underneath my car while traveling in the Hollins area. I never saw it, my wife pointed it out. Sad. I also witnessed yesterday a squirrel get run over by someone else and I have noted more than the usual number of dead animals on the side of the road, including a beagle on I-81 heading back to Roanoke from Christiansburg yesterday.

My conclusion- there must be some sort of El Niño effect over the Roanoke Valley now causing mass confusion and hysteria amongst the animals. If you’re furry and you crawl around on four legs best take shelter for a few days until this is over!

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2 Responses to “Furry creatures beware”

  1. Brendan on June 8th, 2006 1:13 pm

    Funny you mention that about the animals. Several weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon, I was driving down 460W by a Cleaner World. No less than 4 deer had been hit crossing the road as a group and it was in a 45 mph stretch where most motorists are doing 55. I must have driven by about 5 minutes after it happened. One of the cars had the deer go heavily into the driver’s side windshield and that lady appeared to possibly have been injured and maybe in shock. It wasn’t but 3 months ago my 16-year-old hit a deer right behind Walmart on 460. Seems like the deer population is really growing.

  2. Kristin on June 16th, 2006 9:42 am

    Hey Marty,

    Hope you had fun at the beach! I certainly had fun drinking beer that night I spoke to you! Anyway, I’d like to give you a call soon. ~Kristin

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