Thursday, May 12, 2005


Posted By on Thu, May 12, 2005 at 7:20 PM

When I left work Tuesday, I took my usual exit route via the alley behind the Scene. There was a little bird hanging out in the middle of the road, so I slowed down to give it time to fly off, as birds usually do at the approach of my growling metal monster. But this bird didn't, and I passed directly over it. My truck has plenty of clearance, but as I looked in my rearview mirror to make sure it was okay, I saw the bird's wing helplessly flailing as it attempted to fly off. It must have finally tried to flee while I was right over it, resulting in its injury. I care about living things to the point that I'll capture insects (except disease-infested roaches, flies or mosquitoes) in my house and put them outside rather than squash them, but not wanting the poor little bird to suffer, I immediately backed up and ran over it. I didn't even think about it until the next day heading down the alley, which made me wonder what others would do if they saw that injured bird in their rearview mirror. How about you?

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