I Murdered Every Insect on Rt. 202 in New Milford This Morning
Here's a helpful hint for my fellow Rt. 202 commuters: If you just washed your vehicle, don't drive through New Milford at 4:45 AM. If you have to do it, be prepared for a bloodbath.
New Milford is the largest town in Connecticut, and it's home to lots of critters in its hills, valleys, forests and swamps. I worry about hitting everything on my way in to work at 4:30 in the morning. I've had near misses with deer, racoons, and possums, but I've never seen a moose or bear. Those terrify me. I worry about hitting the big animals, I don't even think about bugs, but I will after today. Look at the grill and front bumper on my car.
That thing was spotless on Friday, I took it through the car wash. On my ride along 202 from Torrington to Brookfield today, I must have murdered 300 bugs? I seriously thought it looked like it was snowing, or I was driving through a patch of fog. Thousands of bugs, divebombing into my headlights. I have no fog lights, and my low beams were on the whole way. Are New Milford bugs extra hungry for Subaru today?
The State of Connecticut has issued multiple Moose-warnings over the past few weeks, we're all on high-alert for bears rummaging through our trash. I'm issuing a warning of my own - Don't drive on 202 at night if you just washed your vehicle, bugs are having a bad time with this weird weather.