Friday, April 30, 2010

Georgia Opens Roadkill Cafe

I'm so blessed to live in Georgia. While I CAN'T carry a concealed weapon in government buildings and churches (where these days, unfortunately, more people need them), at least I get to bag my roadkill:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Georgia is one of the top 10 states in the country in deer-related auto accidents. Now, drivers can get some just desserts – or dinner.

The Senate gave final passage to SB 474, which allows drivers to keep any bear or deer that they might run over. The so-called Road Kill Bill, carried by Sen. Don Thomas of Dalton, passed 47-0.

“This is hot of the grill,” Thomas said, tongue planted firmly in cheek. “And I urge you to support it.”

According to the bill, “Any person may take possession of native wildlife which has been killed by a motor vehicle.”

That was not always the case – at least with bears.

In the past, if someone hit and killed a bear, the Department of Natural Resources could take it to mount or place in a museum.

Thomas said drivers now have the option to keep their bears as long as they report the accident to DNR within 48 hours. They don’t have to report a deer strike.
Start the Weber and whip up the barbecue sauce, Honey! We're having opossum and squirrel tonight.
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