Tuesday, February 12, 2013

OK, who tossed the dead rat on this car's windshield?


Gruesome reader discovery yesterday afternoon on East 10th Street and Avenue A. Theories?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well... the bright side is that one flick of the wiper switch will catapult that sucker right into the middle of the street (or sidewalk) !

VH McKenzie said...

I'm guess it was our dear friend the Red-Tailed Hawk -- perhaps he didn't find this fellow quite to his liking.

EV Grieve said...

@ VH

Ah! Good call.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the poor rat. This is a horrible, disrespectful way to treat any creature in death.

Victoria said...

@anon 9:56
Really?

Matt said...

I'm gonna go with marauding gang of fifth-graders. Or hawk. Militant environmentalist hawk making statement about fossil-fuel burning, greenhouse gas-and-toxic crap-belching forms of personal transportation?

Makeout said...

@ Anon 7:53- or into a cyclist! Yecch!

Anonymous said...

People can be so awful. A lack of respect for other people and animals.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

I agree with anon 9:56 AM. As a pet owner and a greyhound advocate, dead animal photos are not my favorite thing.

Goggla said...

I'm putting my money on a hawk. They've been active at that corner in the last few days and someone saw the birds going after rats around the garbage at that intersection.

Max Thunder said...

I've had the same thing done to me today.

The weird thing is that I do work with real laboratory rats. It almost feels like someone was sending me a message, but a group of fifth-grader marauders is more likely given that I had seen the dead rat previously in the snow bank next to where I was parked.

The lesson: don't park anymore next to dead animals.