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ROTHENBURGER – In the end, we’re all just roadkill on the highway of life

It’s dangerous out there. (Image: Mel Rothenburger)

THERE WAS a marmot on the road one day as my son and I were driving home from town.

It lay there in a small pool of blood, it’s little buck teeth sticking out, its eyes wide open, its body crushed. I pulled over, got out, took hold of it by a hind leg, and deposited it just off the shoulder in some weeds.

“I hate it when people just leave dead animals on the road,” I explained as I got back in the truck. “Sometimes they’re there for days. There’s no dignity in being squashed by every tire that comes along.”

“Shouldn’t you use gloves for that?” was all my son said.

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About Mel Rothenburger (4610 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on ROTHENBURGER – In the end, we’re all just roadkill on the highway of life

  1. tony brumell // June 10, 2017 at 3:27 PM // Reply

    I can relate.When I told the lamentable story on facebook about the deliberate killing of the biggest tree in Kamloops,The predominent sentiment that I got was ‘well!! it was his tree”

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