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Molly Takes a Hit

Carlin, NV: About 50 miles back is a dead critter. First one I've ever hit, & I hit it good.Underside of my front end is pretty torn up, mostly the plastic fairing ... but part of my grille was taken out, too.

Hqiz.

The good news... You can't see much from the outside, I'm uninjured, & I'm drivable. Things could have been much worse.


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torakiyoshi
Jul. 12th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
More reason to buy a Prius, that it withstood such a hit. (Japan makes great injury-resistant vehicles-- have I told you how my Honda faired a 70mph impact with a guardrail?) What size of critter was it, to do such damage?

And did you at least get to harvest some of the meat?

-=TK
secoh
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
not good!
As long as there's no major damage to you, your passengers and the car then it's a good thing.

Never nice to hit an animal on the road but better to do so than to swerve from it and end up in front of another vehicle or sideways into something immovable.
alaskawolf
Jul. 12th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
poor little guy but sometimes thats just the way of life on the open roads. im glad you are alright
canisrufus_uk
Jul. 12th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
"I'm uninjured"

There's the important one, it's a shame about the damage and the critter, but unfortunately these things happen. Glad you're ok.
deckardcanine
Jul. 12th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Was the critter dead before you hit it?
r_caton
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Good question.
But yes, the personal undamagedness is the thing to be grateful for. Cars are just things, albeit precious (PRECIOUSSS! we is paying for it for effer yes sss we doessss! sssss!)
marmoe
Jul. 12th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad, that you got out of the encounter unscathed. Sorry for the damage to the car and the shock.
tarinfirepelt
Jul. 14th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
You need me to drive through there. I am the angel of death on the rabbit/jackrabbit population here.

I missed one deer over here by inches. It was over my hood. It shit all over my hood and windshield.

I clobbered a bird of some sort a few years ago on the way to a Site in the Alamo Indian reservation. Don't know what it was but it filled half the wind shield when I creamed it. It too shit all over the screen. I hit a roadrunner and two rabbits on the same trip.

One of the Laborers here clobbered a cow a couple months ago driving in. I drew picture of him with a bunch of t-bones on the front of his car. Best beef on the grill! =)

Glad to hear you came out OK.
ccdesan
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
I would have been fine with jackrabbits ... this was a coyote. THUMP!
tarinfirepelt
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
You hit a jackrabbit right during the winter, you can clear all the snow turtles from all 4 wheel wells of your truck and soil the britches of the guy behind you.

Thump, chock wham bummby bump bump...(Screeee behind you) ;)

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