With Spring comes animals exploring their environment and strolling across area roads. Some, like the several small animals I've seen smushed on Route 171 lately, end up in animal heaven. Most are accidentally hit, but some drivers aim for the critters!

Apparently, a study released at the beginning of the year shows that 7 to 9 percent of drivers want to make roadkill. I don't know how they can do that. I feel so guilty when I hit an animal.

A TV station in Oklahoma put a rubber turtle in a road to see if the study held out, and sure enough 6 percent of the drivers saw the turtle and ran it over for kicks! One guy even tried to steal it. He had a good excuse though (sure he did), why he races turtles and was trying to save it. I bet it would've ended up soup.

Since this is totally anonymous I have to ask: