Today I ran into and killed a pigeon. I was not driving very fast, and even slowed down. Other pigeons flew away. This pigeon flew right towards the car.

I’ve only ever hit a bird once before, so that was kind of weird. Of the small animals that get hit by cars, birds are not near the top of the list. But. That’s not the only thing. On the same road there was also a dead squirrel and a dead skunk. I had to drive around them. Why are the small animals coming here to die? How many more will come to this road today? At least none of them were cute or useful animals.