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Raccoon VS Bumper

macro shot photography of raccoon

Photo by Quinten de Graaf on Unsplash

            A few years back, I went to Connecticut to visit my sister for Halloween weekend. I drove through the night after a couple classes at ETSU. It was well after two o’clock in the morning when I was driving through New Jersey. Although it was the middle of the night, there was still a good amount of traffic. I was just moseying along when I notice this big fat raccoon ambling across the interstate. Of course, I have a car behind me, a car to the side, and nothing but gravel on the other side. I had no choice. I ran the guy over.

            Now, usually, I would cry and be the stereo-typical over-emotional girl when unavoidable road kill happens. However, this time I made an exception. This time, I didn’t cry over the death of a raccoon, I cried over the fact that the raccoon took off part of my bumper. And I remember telling people that if I had the chance, I would have gone back and run over the bugger again.

Over the weekend when I was out running errands, I spoke with a gentleman who had a similar experience. Except he was much luckier than me, the raccoon he hit only cracked his bumper.

Check with your insurance agent about what the comprehensive damage covers as well as your deductible amount and if you are protected from those pesky raccoons which seem to like causing damage to bumpers.

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