Since it's now that time of year when people and animals start to come out of their hibernation modes, it's imperative that we are all observant while driving.
Yeah, animals don't drive, but they still cross the road in search of food or mates.
You might be thinking, "They shouldn't be crossing the roads in the first place!" or "There aren't any animals living this the city!"
Sorry, nope, wrong.
Open your mind and think about where you live. Picture that area 20 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago! There probably weren't that many buildings around or there was more green space for the critters to flitter and flutter around in.
We, as people, have taken over their habitat. It's a thing called urban sprawl. Where there once may have been a corridor for a fox to go to a water source from their den, there can now be a busy road separating the two.
I'm not saying that we should stop taking over there habitat (we really should stop though), but people need to become aware that they aren't the only ones that are using those asphalt ways.
1) Be cautious!
2) Be aware of where you are!
3) Check the sides of the roads for any peeking heads!
4) Don't be afraid to stop to let an animal get across or decide where it wants to go!
We should all pretend that we are still in kindergarten and share.
It's heartbreaking to see roadkill and it's not a pretty sight. So let's all make an effort to avoid animals and make this paved world a better, safer place.