The observed tally on Whatcom County roads this week:

  • Opossums – pretty much always lead the way, 4 this week
  • Squirrel – 2
  • Mouse – 1
  • Unidentified – 1

Ok, now for the scary article of the week – you might have caught this on the web (CNN) earlier this week:

2 people die as bear flies through SUV

2 people die as bear flies through SUV, and the bear died

“Police in Quebec said a 300-pound male black bear wandered onto a road and was struck by an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire. The impact sent the animal hurtling through the air, where it smashed the windshield of a westbound Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle and went out through the back window, regional police spokesman Officer Martin Fournel said.”

“The SUV’s 35-year-old female driver and a 40-year-old man sitting behind her were killed; a 28-year-old front-seat passenger suffered minor injuries, Fournel said. In the Pontiac, neither the driver, a 23-year-old man, nor his 19-year-old male passenger was hurt.”

 Watch for the pedestrians, people, you could get smushed too!

Hamster report (Eeuww!)