It was on this certain working day that I drove past a fallen black bear with claws substantial more than enough to choose the door off a 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. It was sad to see the wonderful creature killed regardless of my acrotophobia, merged with my phagophobia and partial Zoophobia based on the predator.
Alongside the roadways, I have not only found slaughtered animals but residing far too, white-tailed deer, Jap grey squirrel, Dekay’s brown snake, a cottontail, coyote, even a handful of foxes, but it is the lifeless animals that I recall most. It seems the useless types have been the greatest, primarily the wolves, mutant deer, a possible cougar, and I swear I even may possibly have found a Carnufex. The phrase Carnufex in Greek signifies “butcher,” and this prehistoric reptile-like creature from the Triassic period of time, assumed to be long extinct, was the precursor to the modern-day crocodile expanding to be 10 feet extensive and 500 lbs.
And it just so takes place that involving 250 and 200 million years in the past, this crocodylomorph roamed the wilds of Iredell County. And I was positive I observed a dwelling 1 if only for a moment. It was slicing me off in a pale Levi’s denim blue-colored pickup, but I recognized that it was one more of the wilder animals that have inhabited Iredell County, the Homo sapien, an abounding species of primate delineated by their bipedalism and wanton disregard of frequent roadway courtesies.