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The Jack Rabbit won and lost the battle with my truck

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I always avoid hitting suicidal critters if at all possible.Tonight I really didn't have a choice.It was dark and the road was windy and very narrow.My adult son is worse than me about empathy for animals.I hit the brakes and still heard the horrible crunch.I told my son I couldn't help hitting the rabbit without going over the bank.He acted like he understood.A bit down the road my truck started making a racket.I pictured the rabbit hung up in my wheel base or something else gory.I had to drive five miles before I could pull over and check.Of course I didn't have a flashlight.Country roads are very dark at night for you town folks,I could see something hanging down on the ground between the front wheels. I drove 15 miles to my sisters house and had her husband check under the truck.Apparently the rabbit knocked loose the plastic covering on the bottom of my radiator.I'm use to 4 wheel drives and skid plates. This truck is 2 wheel drive for pavement,so no skid plate.My brother-in-law removed the covering.I have to buy another one on payday.The rabbit got even for me allowing it to commit suicide under my truck.Went to nieces house and made cup cakes with"home on leave daughter" for tomorrows baby shower.Another niece is having a baby in the near future.The Theme is the "Mad Hatters Tea Party"So have to wear a huge hat with bows and flowers with my faded levis.I refuse to wear a dress to anything.It should be fun.There will be fruit and veggies and cheese .I think I can leave the crumpets and clotted cream alone. emoticon
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ROCKYCPA 1/19/2013 7:12PM

    Sorry about your accident - I am always afraid of hitting an animal. Have unfortunately hit 2 deer (at different times) - hated it! Glad you are OK!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/19/2013 5:41PM

    I don't like hitting animals either.

Good thing nothing major was wrong with your truck!

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JTREMBATH 1/14/2013 1:01PM

    Hubby also hates running over animals on the road.

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READINGLOTS 1/12/2013 10:56PM

    Glad you are ok! Have fun at the shower!!

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BARB4HEALTH 1/12/2013 8:19PM

    SIL had deer damage and on the way home from the repair from the first mishap, he had another incident. This time, the deer flew up over the cab of his truck and landed in the bed. He pulled over to see what happened to the deer and the deer jumped out of the bed and took off. SIL definitely had some explaining to do! emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 1/12/2013 1:15PM

    Well for us it is kangaroos. Last day of work, 21st Dec, we missed the first one by braking, but the second one hit the side of the car, dented both doors drivers side. Both of them just jumped away. We are also in the country. The only thing is, they are usually around at 6.00am and 6.00pm, this was at 8.30am. Back to work on Monday and getting the ball rolling re repairs.

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PATRISNA 1/12/2013 11:23AM

    I had to read this. I hate it when animals and birds run or fly out in front of me. They say you shouldn't bake. Sadly I've killed a few rabbits, squirrels and birds in my years of driving. I do worry about large animals and recently a friend of ours hit a horse while driving home on a dark country road! We live in a rural area so I am wary of livestock now.

My brother lives in Alaska and he sent me a photo a few years ago of a suicidal moose that got hit by a van. It tore the van apart. I think the horse did the same with Joey's SUV.

Thank your DD for her service me. We are a family of Army veterans. I am glad she got to be home for a late Holiday.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/12/2013 10:30AM

    Oh boy. Despite all, glad you & DS are all right!

Around here it's deer. OMG, sometimes on the roads it is just soooooo dark you cannot see till the last minute! Last night it was magnified, because of the fog.

HUGS and have fun @ the shower.

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CASTIRONLADY 1/12/2013 9:43AM

    We have a lot of birds that commit suicide by window no matter what I put in the window. Oh well survival of the fittest. I can just imagine you in the hat. If you feel like it share the pictures.



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LJCANNON 1/12/2013 9:25AM

    emoticon I am Thankful that you and the Truck survived with relatively minor damage.
emoticon emoticon Those Suicidal Critters are a Real Hazard at times. I have seen Canadian Geese actually sit in the middle of the road ~ In Broad Daylight! ~ and Stare Down on coming cars!!
Maybe they need some kind of Therapy!

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DEERLADY45 1/12/2013 8:51AM

    Ya, I have to watch out a round here for all the Animals coming out in front of ya ! Deer are the most scary this time of year! Im used to 4 wheel drives too! Im glad the damage isnt to severe and you can get it fixed soo! Blessings, BONNIE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Darn Rabbit!!

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COLLEENROSTE 1/12/2013 7:59AM

    the blog heading caught my attention, I had to know more- I live in a winter city and have multiple bird feeders in the front yard. by dark the clientelle cahnges to the 4-legged variety in the form of jackrabbits gleaning what the birds have left on the ground..............some nights when I leave for work there are 4 of them lined up at the foot of the driveway = daring me to make them move- so far haven't been responsible for any roadkill-- will be extra careful as now I know they are vindictive little critters and I have a citified vehicle. thanks for the warning emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/12/2013 6:18AM

    Sorry the rabbit retaliated on your truck!

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