Friday, September 12, 2008

I killed a crow...

 Before any of you scream murderer, let me tell you that it was neither avoidable, nor intentional, nor did I gain any satisfaction from the event. I was riding my bike, easy as can be, in moderate traffic, along the divider. This crow, scavenging something on the divider, decided to fly straight into a rickshaw, about a foot and a half above the road. It smacked against the body of the rickshaw, hopefully rendered unconscious, and bounced off, belly up, wings spread, right under my front wheel. Now for people who dont know which bike I ride, let me inform you that it is a heavy, ponderous creature, very resistant to sudden direction changes. 

 My first reaction was self preservation, the thoughts running through my mind were, in the following order:
1. Hope it is unconscious, or its going to feel a world of pain
2. Hope its claws/beak dont puncture my tyre.
3. Hope there is no blood splattered on the underside of my bike/ trouser legs.
4. Hope I don't feel guilty all friggin day.

 I didnt wait around to find out whether it survived, the chances of that happening are very remote, because I felt both front and rear wheels roll over the poor beast. The speed at which these events happened totally absolve me from crime, human reaction time is after all, restricted and regulated by the laws of evolution, genetics and physiology. 

 I do wonder though, did the crow intentionally fly right into the rickshaw? Was it suicide? or plain bad judgement. I've now run over a cat(it escaped), a dog's tail and finally, this crow. Wonder what/who's next...

6 comments:

Bhavani said...

My first reaction was OUCH ! and by the end of your post I was laughing loud.. :) poor you.the crow is out of the picture but you sure are gonna have a real tough time with your conscience. and yeah Shiva Shiva ! LOL

sriku said...

funnily enough, its not troubling me too much (3 days later). I guess my conscience is very forgiving...

GS said...

I mauled a dog with the RD remember? Still feel guilty thinking about how it was innocently trotting across the street when I went phwoAAAARRR over it :(

Kieth said...
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Kieth said...

I once brimmed over a Pomeranian on my enroute to Shirdi. Sad part was it was a lovely couple and only one survived the speed of 100 KMPH with two obese on Fierro. I haven't been forgotten for that (I am still looking for my beloved).

sriku said...

Hey Keith...
Thanks for sharing, the pom's fate was unfortunate...but don't beat yourself up over it...I'm sure it was unintentional, and given a chance, you would have avoided it...

Happy Reading,
Sriku