Before our pasta party yesterday evening Ms. Arcen and I took off on a training ride through Dooleyville. As we made our way down one of the steeps in front of a row of pine we came upon a dead squirrel, a victim of vehicular homicide. When we stopped Ms. Arcen's first words were, "Is his brains out?" A quick check showed no signs of brains but we were both interested in this lifeless creatures presence in the middle of the road. It's eyes were wide open almost as if he or she was alive and just faking us out. I think both of us expected it to say something like, "Would you please get me out of the road?" After taking the above image we paid our respects and continued the ride, ever aware that the car vipers can destroy life. I have been taking images of road kill now for over 5 years, one day a coffee table sized book may be in order. At least I won't have to worry about getting a hold of my subjects to sign a release so that I may use their images to profit.