How do you feel about the idea of creating a society to protect drivers from squirrels? And it must be serious: for a chaotic run in front of an approaching car, give the squirrels a fine and a prison sentence.
Imagine me driving to work in the morning, following the speed limit. My purse was on the front passenger seat, and my pot of tomatoes was on the floor. I was driving slowly, residential area, 30 mph.
I saw a squirrel in front of me. It crossed the road from left to right. I slowed down. I knew they wouldn’t do the drivers any good. The squirrel crossed the roadway. I spotted it to the right of the car.
Suddenly it ran back! Probably it changed its mind.
I slammed on the brakes. The purse fell on the tomato plant.
What do you think was my first thought after a full stop? You’re correct, “Where is this rotter?”
The rotter was to my left. Thank God it wasn’t under the wheels of a car! And it was eating something. Already?!
I exhaled, cursed, and drove on.
I checked the tomato seedlings in the parking lot in front of the library. The plant survived.
I sat there for a couple of minutes thinking about squirrels and stress.
Let’s leave it to scientists to talk about natural selection and the instinct of self-preservation.
I just invite you to create a society to protect the rights of drivers.
Please, share your stories about animals on the road.