3. May 2011 23:26
When I was on my way home today, a car drove right into a pidgeon, hurling it 5 meters through a trail of feathers and onto the bicycle track right in front of me.
So I stopped up and looked at him for a while. At first he seemed like he didn't see me, then he started trying to get away but he could only move his left wing, everything else seemed broken or at least not his to control anymore except for his head.
Then after some time, he just stopped fighting and died.
Actually I was quite relieved that he died all by himself. Otherwise I would have to do it. Then I carried him away from the track, onto some grass so that no-one would fall over him on their bikes or something.
And this man was heading right towards me, talking on his cellphone, with a dog on his leash. He didn't seem to have noticed even though there were feathers everywhere and me standing in the middle of the bicycle track. (Oh yeah, the man was walking on the bicycle track instead of the pedestrian side walk too.)
His dog probably would've eaten the pidgeon if I didn't warn him to pull a little away from it when he walked by. I wonder if he would have done anything to the pidgeon if I hadn't moved it away.
I'm not expecting people to cry over a stupid pidgeon getting himself killed, but at least you can help out putting it someplace where kids wont find it. Of course I did that already, so no one else would need to do that, but they could at least just try to look as if they cared instead of walking by, pretending that the pidgeon and I never existed. I felt like a crazy freak removing that carcass. Imagine if it hadn't died by itself and I would have to kill it too.
Yesterday I found a runaway dog, also on my way home, he was dead scared of me, so I couldn't get near him at all. He didn't have a neckband either, so I called the police, said where he was.
No one else had called them to say it was missing so they told me to leave it and they would come catch it in 30-60 minutes if the owner didn't call them.
He was running through peoples gardens and around near a really trafficked road when I found him. He seemed to have been running about for a while, totally disoriented. He had probably went out to find a lady friend but gotten lost on his way home. Probably scared by the traffic. (And hell, I wouldn't let him go back to that heavily traficked road. He could cause a real serious accident.)
I haven't heard from the police whether they have found the owner or captured the dog yet, but I'll assume it's fixed.
I wonder what strange thing will occur to me tomorrow when I head off from school again.