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#1 Panthers128

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

So I ran over a squirrel today and feel quite bad about it. I was looking at my radio for a brief second and when I looked back to the road it was too late. Heard a thud and knew what had happened. Seems there are more squirrels than usual this year. I have slammed on the breaks a few times to dodge them this season.

It's actually my first time running over an animal (or at least doing it and knowing about it. I suppose it could've happened without my knowledge previously). Not a good feeling at all. Screw global warming. This is me directly harming my environment. It registers with me on a much deeper level.

Do you guys have any sob stories similar to this one? Please share. Lets get it off our chests.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:26 PM

I ran over a squirrel a few months ago I tried to avoid it but I couldn't. When I heard that POP I did feel bad. But then I went home and jerked it and all was right with the world.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

I can't even imagine how many animals I have helped move on.

It's the best part about being at the top of the food chain.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

In all honesty hearing that pop was kind of a sick feeling like holy poo I didn't mean to do that.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

I shot a deer.. he tasted great.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

I ran over a bird once that was just sitting in the road. I tried to avoid it but of course once I got close enough it moved right into my car. Felt bad about it for a couple of hours but what you gonna do.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:39 PM

the more we build, the more this will happen. just part of humans wanting to have the whole world to ourselves.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

I blew the head off of one yesterday from 50 yards. I was leaving them alone when they were just eating bird seed, but now they are breaking my bird feeders and getting into my shed and eating things. They are now live targets. I didnt know how much fun it is to line up and squeeze the trigger on them. I suggest doing it at your house.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:46 PM

I shot a deer.. he tasted great.


It's weird how life works. I imagine if I was in a less privileged area of the world I might have stopped the car and gathered the squirrel for food later. These days a lot of us have no interest in hunting animals or seeing them hunted and are actually quite disgusted by it.

Still, I eat animals without a second thought. It's an interesting detachment we've developed. When it's on the dinner plate you don't see it as its former self, but when you are with an animal or see it living, you can only hope to see the animal live its existence without any suffering.

My mental health on the subject matter is even worse than most. I personally won't eat anything that I find to be ugly in real life. I want eat shrimp, crabs, oysters, octopus, squid, eel etc because I find their physical appearance to be disgusting. To me eating such things is the same as people in poor areas in China eating insects.

On the other hand if an animal is too attractive I won't eat it either. Rabbits, Deers, Cats, Squirrels, horses, etc. I wouldn't dare eat them.

I'll only eat the tweeners like cows, chickens, turkey, etc. Makes no sense at all. Perfect example of how people are easily brainwashed by their surroundings. I'll only eat the common meats in this society. Otherwise it either disgusts me or makes me feel as though I'm doing something morally wrong.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

It's weird how life works. I imagine if I was in a less privileged area of the world I might have stopped the car and gathered the squirrel for food later. These days a lot of us have no interest in hunting animals or seeing them hunted and are actually quite disgusted by it.

Still, I eat animals without a second thought. It's an interesting detachment we've developed. When it's on the dinner plate you don't see it as its former self, but when you are with an animal or see it living, you can only hope to see the animal live its existence without any suffering.

My mental health on the subject matter is even worse than most. I personally won't eat anything that I find to be ugly in real life. I want eat shrimp, crabs, oysters, octopus, squid, eel etc because I find their physical appearance to be disgusting. To me eating such things is the same as people in poor areas in China eating insects.

On the other hand if an animal is too attractive I won't eat it either. Rabbits, Deers, Cats, Squirrels, horses, etc. I wouldn't dare eat them.

I'll only eat the tweeners like cows, chickens, turkey, etc. Makes no sense at all. Perfect example of how people are easily brainwashed by their surroundings. I'll only eat the common meats in this society. Otherwise it either disgusts me or makes me feel as though I'm doing something morally wrong.



so very true.. god forbid a disaster happen on US soil (or even, no oil without a backup solution implemented in time) were to happen, I am very sure majority of Americans will have no concept of how to survive. and to think, humans who can't survive based on the most simple methods for 10's of thousands of years..

a lot of people would scoff at the idea that bottled water could be a detriment, but is it that crazy of an idea?

even tap water and anti-bacterial soap has confined our bodies to a base line that nature would chew up and spit out.


I forget the channel and name, but it was about what would happen without oil. and so I was talking to my dad about what would you do if this happened? take away food lion, etc and how would you fend for yourself? without gas, you're SOL. how many millions of people would have no f**king idea how to survive in that circumstance? think of all the IT people, lol

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:01 PM

I blew the head off of one yesterday from 50 yards. I was leaving them alone when they were just eating bird seed, but now they are breaking my bird feeders and getting into my shed and eating things. They are now live targets. I didnt know how much fun it is to line up and squeeze the trigger on them. I suggest doing it at your house.


popped a few last year with my .22
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imagine this but with a scope big enough for a 30-.06 lol

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:25 PM

popped a few last year with my .22
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imagine this but with a scope big enough for a 30-.06 lol




I like that. I usually use my .22 to shoot them but I dont have a scope on it. Maybe I will go get on this afternoon. How far can you shoot with your scope?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

I like that. I usually use my .22 to shoot them but I dont have a scope on it. Maybe I will go get on this afternoon. How far can you shoot with your scope?


my hunting spot i only have about 40 yards i suppose but if you have open spaces you could go a loooooong ways if the bullet can reach it

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:33 PM

go ask the guy you're buying the scope from... they have that information.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:51 PM

run over gophers around here all the time..


a dead squirrel means there's an opening for a football forum mod too


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