DAY 6: Charlotte, North Carolina
Miles traveled so far: 1,023
States visited so far: 5 (just added: North Carolina)
Weather: 76, sunny
Today I’m in Charlotte. Since I’ll be here two days, I’ll hold off on writing about the city until tomorrow. Right now I must discuss an incident that happened a couple days ago.
Wanda (my GPS) took me through some ridiculous mountainous country roads on the way out of West Virginia. Coming around one bend, I almost hit two animals that I’d never seen before. They were slightly smaller than deer and had black stripes on their faces. I rushed to take a picture but they ran away. This is the best I could do – you can see its head and legs behind the guardrail:
In 15 years of driving, I’ve never hit an animal (though I’m sure I just jinxed myself by making that announcement.) I’ve had tons of close calls, with all sorts of animals. Now, I want to add this creature to the list of animals I’ve almost hit while driving, along with deer, dog, squirrel, chipmunk, skunk, turkey, turtle, and groundhog. But first I have to figure out what it was.