Sounds like a children’s book, doesn’t it? Certainly wasn’t a fairy tale ending for the raccoon which crossed in front of Kara’s car on Interstate 91. Kara told me she accidentally hit the animal, and that she was OK, but the raccoon was, well, roadkill.
When I got home, as any guy would, I did a walk around and noticed the front end was pretty banged up and asked Kara about it. “What damage” she asked!
Ironically, Kara’s late father, former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, had a highly publicized incident with raccoons many years ago that is now part of Ocean State lore. He as 91 when he died in July, and Kara’s raccoon encounter was on I-91. Hmmm.