Monday, June 06, 2005

The animals know you know

The animals seem to know something. And they don't appear to like what they know.

Amidst an hours drive across to CJ's house yesterday I was party to:

* 1 wood pigeon flying into the side of a van
* Another bird of some description meeting it's maker
* 2 rabbits committing hari kari by not abiding by the tried and tested rabbit rule of 'standing between the headlights'.
* A squashed fox
* 1 prostrate badger sat at the side of the road,
and a particularly determined squirrel who I observed jumping from the branch of a tree into the path of an oncoming bus.

Is the world coming to an end? Has there been some sign to the animal kingdom that time is not long for us and they're getting their shot in first? Is it some particularly brutal game of Chicken?

Or is it that they've leant that Bill Oddie has started Springwatch again and they can't bear to see his chirpy little face rustling through the undergrowth?

"Oh no, not Bill Oddie - don't let him tell us a joke"
"Where's that road?"