Monday, September 27, 2010

My Confession

I ran over a snake yesterday.

I. feel. AWFUL.

I even saw it in the road up ahead, but I swear I didn't think it was a snake. I mean, snakes in the road are NOT THAT COMMON around here, and it wasn't even moving. I just thought it was a piece of rope or something that fell off a passing car.

Until I was right up on top of it, and then it was too late.

Oh, I feel HORRIBLE. And the worst part is, I don't even think I killed it; it was still ... aw, shit ... writhing in the road when I looked in my rearview mirror after realizing what had just happened. And THEN I was all, like, maybe I should go back and run it over again to put it out of its misery? And then I was, like, but maybe it's a survivable injury and if I run it over again I really will kill it?

Bottom line, I didn't go back. I simply could not go back and do that again.

I feel awful. That poor snake. I didn't mean it, snake. I'm so sorry.

I suck.


Anonymous said...

Ooohhh. I hate that. About 10 years ago I was driving in the ozarks after a rainstorm and ran over a turtle. I still feel horrible about it.
The squirrels are going crazy around here and like to dart in the road. So far I haven't hit any, hope to keep that record...

Badass Nature Girl said...

(head lowered and humming Taps)

~~Silk said...

I swerved to avoid a chipmunk once, and felt really good about missing him, until I felt the jounce from the trailer I was towing. Ack! Yeah, bad. I felt so sorry.

Rob said...

Domestic Kate said...

If it's any consolation, a snake will keep writhing around quite a while after its head has been cut off. You probably killed it quickly, and it probably wasn't writhing in pain.

That said, I killed a frog on the road once. I still feel bad about that.