Alright, let me set the scene for you. It’s a beautiful Spring day here in New England. Ripple has the day off from work, so he’s driving around town, taking care of some errands. So I’m cruising down the road, tunes cranked up, arm out the window.
Then it happened.
I ran over a raccoon! As bad as that is, (and I DO feel like crap) when the poor bastard passed under the wheels, my arm was covered with a spray of raccoon innards. :eek:
Looking back I probably could have done something differently. Maybe I could have swerved, or just plain stopped. Maybe if I stayed longer at the dry cleaners none of this would have ever happened. It all happened so fast, though. He just ran out from the side of the road - and splat.
I stopped immediately went to the side of the nearest house, and helped myself to the use of their hose to clean myself off. Oh man was I freaked! I’ve hit animals before, but the immediate spatter of warm guts really brought the finality of the whole thing home for me.
On the plus side, I’m told that a raccoon that is out and about in the daytime is probably sick, maybe with rabies. As screwey as it sounds, maybe I did it a favor in the long run. It certainly was a quick passing.
So has anything like this ever happened to you, or anyone you know? Should I get a rabies shot or something?