In Sweden you may see flat hedgehogs every now and then on the streets, or maybe a dead rabbit (in the southern regions, further north they would be hares) on the road… The animals you don’t want to hit while driving include deers and elks – they are big and can cause a lot of damage, and especially elks are lethal in many cases.
I once went to a New Year’s eve party outside Värnamo, in the region of Småland (north of Skåne) and there was a dead deer hanging from a tree – the host had just run over a deer before we arrived, and as he was a hunter, he decided to take care of the meat. I don’t know if it is legal (I think that you need to call the police if you run over a wild animal?) and I found it quite barbaric, especially welcoming your guests in such a way…
In Puerto Rico we have seen dead dogs and even a dead horse by the side of the road. However, the other day I think we did the damage ourselves – we might have run over an iguana!! Opps, we didn’t mean to 😦
It was the first time I ever saw an iguana (too bad that I saw it too late), small lizards we see all the time but the big ones have escaped us until now. [I’m hoping that it was already dead when we ran over it…]
The iguana we saw on the road was much bigger than this small lizard that I saw in El Yunque (the rainforest in Puerto Rico).
Today is Shrove Tuesday and I am baking the traditional fastlagsbullar, I promise to publish a photo if I succeed! It is also Super Tuesday in the US, where 24 states will chose their candidate for the presidential elections – very exciting! I read today in a Swedish newspaper that the Prime minister of Sweden and I would vote for the same [Democratic] candidate if we were Americans 😉