By your reasoning the woman and those kids were taught a lesson too!<quoted text> Were the turkeys in the road? It my opinion that the driver taught those turkeys a lesson! I drove semi truck for years. I killed everything imaginable . Ran over lots of dogs, coyote, deer , opossum ,coon ect. I never swerved a bit. Im not taking a chance of having a wreck trying to miss some stupid animal. We installed a cow catcher grill on the semi so that hitting deer didn't damage it. There was a woman in a van that swerved to miss a turtle on the road. She lost control and overturned in a water filled ditch. She survived but several children drowned. If the Curmudgeon or someone like him had came by earlier and pancaked that turtle maybe they wouldn't have died. If we run over all the animals stupid enough to play in the road pretty soon only those with good genetics that avoided roads would be present. Here is a joke! why did the chicken cross the road? Answer to show the opossum & armadillo that it could be done.
You know, your ignorance is beyond words.
Like animals are supposed to know that roads are dangerous!- NOT. Roadsides are a place were many creatures find a reliable food source. Roads must be crossed to get to good food, shelter and nesting sites. Roads are a place where animals can traverse easily in winter because it's plowed for them.
Humans are supposed to be "intelligent." Unfortunately, most are not. Not only are they stupid, they are heartless and selfish.
Where do you get this "good genetics" crap???
Grandpappy teach you that? That is so outdated, so misguided and so wrong it's incredible people still believe that nonsense.
How do you get that an animal is "stupid" for hanging near a road, when the roadside vegetation offers the best foraging and cover? Unfortunately, it also offers danger that they have no way of knowing exists because fast moving cars and trucks are not found in nature, any more than windows and glass panes are.
Grow up already, okay?