Last night I was driving in the rain. I drove slow because I see a lot of frogs hopping in the road.
I slow down or even grind to a halt if I see one hop to the middle.
They will avoid you as long as they are given time to do so.
A lot of other drivers don't care. They just run over animals like they were worthless trash.
I have come to view this as a very insensitive attitude of many drivers.
A lot have a callous disregard for life. It doesn't even matter if the driver was pulling out from church. It also afflicts drivers of all types; young, old, men, women... soccer moms, executives, professionals...
People have become so arrogant in their belief that the only lives that matter is their own.
These animals... whether a frog or a cat always take a risk when crossing the road. And they always have to look out for us. But a lot of us never look out for then. It is completely one sided and we expect them to know the dangers of a huge automobile like they were people.
It is grossly unfair to expect that of them. It is already unfair that they don't even have their own crosswalks.
I dunno... I always take care never to run over anything.
The majority doesn't care. Even educated people will think nothing of running over a squirrel. I saw a middle aged lady do this without even slowing down. For God's sake! What's the hurry when the light at the end of the road is red, anyway?
Well, that's my rant for today.
I just wish more people cared. These creatures deserve to live as much as anyone else.
When they are all gone, we will miss them.