On country roads, it is not uncommon to see roadkill. Plenty of wallabies in these parts. Sometimes an echidna, or a bandicoot or bush rat. Not often do we see wombats, and there aren’t many kangaroos around. At night, coming up our driveway, you do have to drive slowly and carefully, because as sure as eggs are eggs, if a wallaby is close by and it sees the beam of your headlights, it will jump head-long into it. The beam that is. You have to be prepared to break, quickly. Thankfully I haven’t hit one yet.

On the other hand, as horrible as it sounds, we try to hit the rabbits. They are such a menace and so destructive. Don’t be deceived by their cute, cottontail looks. But they are evasive and fast, and they dart away. The wallabies by comparison seem clumsy and drugged by the headlights. Continue reading