Hi guys,

I am sad :(
As I informed you, my parents bought a weekend house and quite a large estate - combination of trees, bushes, water. It is right next to the forrest, so the estate is full of various animals.

I love to feed birds there and we bought a special feeder for squirrels, which are very common there. That feeder has a special construction, so the seeds and nuts are not accessible by birds, only by squirrels. But as squirrels are not the sharpest crayons in the box, it took months before they finally learned how to use it and get to food.

So the last weekend we were so delighted to watch a reddish-brown squirrel sitting on the feeder and eating a nice portion of walnuts.
I was really excited and happy.
Only two hours later, I found that tiny body lying on the road, hit by a car :cries:
It was probably the same squirrel, as the fur had the same reddish-brown tone :( and even if it was a different individual, I feel so sorry for a wasted life.

Sigh :(
Bye, little squirrel :(


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Published: November 8, 2018
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WhiteThornDeer's avatar
WhiteThornDeer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad... Poor thing...
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LeafpoolvFeathertail's avatar
That poor squirrel....

NOOOO sobbing - crying 
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BigBadGull|Student Traditional Artist
Rest in peace, Little Squirrel😔🙏
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Vulpes-lagopus21|Student General Artist
Aww, that's really sad :( I hate seeing dead animals on the road. It's a shame some people rarely take the time and wait for them to cross.
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I understand how that goes with the wildlife. On the weekends, I'm out at my parents' lake cabin. My mom has bird feeders only, though the squirrels get in them all the time. We will also find passed on critters either from cars or hitting the windows. I will take a photo of what it looks like out the front window for you this afternoon. :)
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Xein000| General Artist
I'm sorry to hear about this, makes me think on the two young ones that died for unknown reasons outside our house and I wasn't able to save the 2nd one that died in my hands.
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
That is just awful :(

I know you said you were sad, and I sort of prepared myself for a not so nice story, but it started out really good and then... Well, it's never a pretty sight, that's for sure. So many animals are the victim of traffic each year (each day, really). The wort thing is when you've just seen them alive and well, and then they're lying there.

I am so sorry for the poor squirrel :crying: rvmp 
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AnikiGin| Digital Artist
Oh no <:( People need to slow down for critters. So sad and needless.
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DarknessDragonKC|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dawww noooo ;~;
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MYPeanutGallery's avatar
It always breaks my heart to see dead animals. Poor little guy... :cry:
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DiamondtheBeta|Hobbyist General Artist
RIP squirrel 2018-2018
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Toonime|Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad seeing roadkill when I'm driving to work. Rabbits, squirrels, deer, or a skunk or cat from time to time. I try my best to avoid running over roadkill in the middle of the road, as I feel like it's "insult to injury" to do that. So far, in the last 1.5 years I've been here, I have accidently hit a squirrel and a snake, and I felt really bad about both times. I never want to kill an innocent creature, especially like that.
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Nitty-Kitty|Student General Artist
Ahhh that’s the worst >~<
We were watching some gorgeous deer up at our place, we live in a forest, and watched the go down the road. We then heard them get shot by our neighbor, who is a hunter (we knew they were shot because we heard the two gunshots and then the tractor they use to hang the kill) It definitely puts a sad feeling in the heard :(
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Oh no
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