How people can knock down so many creatures? I mean yes i see more of it living out in the countryside but.... How can you NOT see a LARGE badger at the side of the road, they dont blend in.... How can you not see that gorgeous pheasant standing tall in the grass at the road and knowing how dim they can be alongroads not slow down and hit it instead? Or do these people just not care, they see a creature coming out but just keep going cos its THIER right of way and BAM, another poor creature gone and hopefully it got killed outright! Or are people just not vigilant looking at sides of the roads aswell as ahead, i know my dad is, he'll stop in the road if theres a creature [normally a pheasant] in the road, or slow down if its at the side cos of how unpredictable they are. And if people arnt that vigilant, then should they be driving, cos maybe next time instead of someones family pet running across the road, it could be a child. We had a cat knocked down just over 13 years ago now and it was the morning, sun was coming up, not long off leaving for school and he was a ginger tom, not exactly blending into the grey pavements and someone hit him....he was a large cat too, but someone hit him and drove off and we lost him. It was only cos my sisters friend was coming to meet my sister that we knew, cos she saw him laying in the road and so ran to tell us. Im guessing not everyone has a conscious when it comes to knocking a creature down....im sure some are pure accidents, but im sure many many more could be avoided!