Hit a possum on the way home from work.
It wasn’t intentional – I was actually trying to avoid it – but it ran in front of my car at exactly the wrong moment.
Possums are considered a pest in New Zealand. They strip our native trees and kill our native birds. They’re one of those animals where it would just be better if there were a lot less of them… but it still bothers me to kill one. I always swerve away – even when it’s a possum. It’s got as much right to be here as I have.