May 18, 2014
I have no words to fully express my shock and profound sadness on finding this magnificent animal, head and neck crushed by a cretinous driver, in Ocala National Forest yesterday. I’ve been fantasizing about photo ops of an EDB crossing a forest road for several years now; this was not the picture I had envisioned. We watched with disgust and disbelief as he slowly writhed and tried to gape while the last spark faded from his defiant eyes.
What kind of deeply depraved mindset does it take for someone to do this?
Some of my Facebook friends captured some of the thoughts that occurred to me, and some that didn’t.
“Damn, Peter, that ruined my day. People suck. Some people suck.” – John Jett
Ours too, JJ.
“Only someone unhappy would do this.” – Mary Ohlman Shaperow
Unhappy and morally retarded, Mary.
“The real issue, is that it’s really hard to change people’s minds on this, it is really, really entrenched in so many…just ignorance multiplied and taught to others.” – Chris Kincaid
Education is one answer, Chris. But it’s futile when dealing with closed minds.
“Oh man, I hate hate hate hate hate to see this. I’m preaching to the choir here, but I truly can’t understand how/why so many people aren’t able or willing to respect this amazing (and very important) species.” – Janson Jones
Keep preaching, Janson. You make a difference.
“That is FUCKED UP. Period.” – Patrick McGowan
Right on, Patrick. Right on.