Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.29.2006

No moos is bad news

After dropping the middle boy off at elementary school this morning, I saw a dead cow on the side of the road. Flat on its back with its legs straight up in the air. I almost thought it was some fake cow off a billboard or something. But, with cattle fields on both sides of the highway, it could have easily gotten out, hit by a car and then rolled down the side of the road.

Just weird.

In May, with a few weeks left of school, I saw a bobcat run across the road after dropping the boys off at school. I saw a coyote this summer, too, just beebopping across the road.

I guess we're more in the boonies that I thought.

5 Comments:

  • At 5:01 PM, August 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was driving back to wrk from lunch a couple of weeks ago....going down 121 almost to the 121/183 merge....and running up the embankment was a coyote! I couldnt believe it.

    I am NOT in the boonies...I guess the poor little country critters are running out of space and they are being forced to merge with city traffic.

    Sad :-(

    KR

     
  • At 7:38 AM, August 30, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    There is some urban sprawl responsible for this (especially the bobcat), but don't forget that coyotes are some of the most adaptable animals we have on this continent. They have expanded their range to include most of the USA, even wilderness areas where they were never seen before.

    Today's PC attitude towards them will only help them spread as people don't want to see them killed. Like almost all things they serve a useful purpose to the environment. Like some things they are getting out of hand and need to be reigned in.

     
  • At 8:45 AM, August 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow, AoD! I thought for a second there that I stumbled on the Discovery Channel blog! ;-)

     
  • At 9:12 AM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I'm telling you, I live with it every day. The Discovery Channel, The History Channel ... not that I'm against learning things, but at some point I want to just veg out and relax my brain. ;)

    Now, instead of educational information, I like to spew my personal political views. And, folks who see me as uber-conservative will be shocked at some of my more liberal views, which includes my disdain for the urban sprawl and continued development in the rural areas instead of concentrating efforts to revitalize and redevelop within the downtown areas where they are often run down and unused any more.
    I can remember roadrunners and little bunnies in my yard and in the field behind us. I rarely see them now because of all the houses built around us. There are few open fields any more and more and more cookie cutter homes when there are perfectly lovely existing homes that could be lived in and are probably better built than this crap they slap up in a day and then don't correct the mistakes. Not that I'm bitter or anything. I've just got many friends who bought new houses and were screwed. I just hate to see all the new building in rural areas when there is plenty of viable, acceptable options out there instead of killing trees, mowing down wildlife habitats and building a stupid house or another shopping center.

    *putting away my soapbox*

     
  • At 9:34 AM, August 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I sooo agree about the cookie-cutter" style homes and neighborhoods! We have thought of purchasing a new home a few times, go out and look and all we see are big areas that have been cleared to the ground. They do not leave existing trees and it is terrible. So we vowed we will not be part of this and we will find a hunk of land with an existing home and remodel if we have to.

     

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