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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


ROAD kill
when i was in san francisico i bought the sunday san francisco
its the least i could do since they are one of the online papers that
published the article on the interview done last month telling my story
(see newspaper article to the right side of this blog)

one of the articles that caught my eye was the roadkill article
we have a small curve as the road in front of the country n passes
our entry way
for some reasons animals arent fast enough to get across there and
succumb to the circle of life ie the automobile
we just let nature take care of them unless its a skunk
well even then i leave that one alone
i just change my walking route for a few days until it all goes away

deer, rabbits, possums, raccoons, the occasional skunk thank goodness,
a wandering goat, and recently a wild hog-thats not good since we
havent seen them here since we have lived here 10 years

i think what happens is that cars sound like they are slowing down
then they speed up to go around the curve as its banked nicely
like a good race track
i know because i sometimes like to zip around it myself

think thats how those drivers hit our mailbox
well sometimes its with a baseball bat
add mailbox to the roadkill list

thank goodness for those buzzards

in illinois a law passed over the governors veto
why would he veto this law
was he protecting the buzzards

but you have to have a furriers license to scoop up the remains
who has one of those
and if its a deer or a bear it has to be in season before you can
snatch that stuff off the road

leave it to the politicians to muck up a simple law
it should read
just pick roadkill up off the road and its yours

the law got started because a warden was going to fine a legislators
neighbor $350 if he scooped up a dead bobcat off the road
did he just stand there and watch to see if he got it or
did he set up a surveillance for this important illegal activity
of course the pelt was worth $200
so it just lay there and rotted and maybe the buzzards got it

one guy has a furrier license and just scoops things up
on his way to work
bet his truck smells bad in the parking lot at work
probably has buzzards flying around the parking lot

apparently russia and china create a high demand for furs as they
use them to stay warm

maybe this could be a way to import jobs back to america
pay people to scoop up pelts all across america to ship
to china
that will help to balance our trade and increase jobs here

guess ill just leave my roadkill where it is
dont need the extra cash right now

the organicgreen doctor

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