mulching animals....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, May 16, 2005.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    unfortunately, mulching animals is an occupational hazzard we in the lawn care industry must face.

    but dang I hate it when it happens.

    just saturday I mulched a fledgling bird of some kind. I never saw the little guy until I made the next pass.

    it was pretty nasty. feathers everywhere and a mass of lifeless protoplasm at grass cut level.

    but I am a professional grass cutter and don't like to leave a mess so I made another pass.

    that did the trick. nothing left, not even a feather!

    I am trying to be more careful now.

    GEO :)
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Thank god for mulchers! Never hit anything live, but did get a dead bird once side discharging with doubles. Feather city!!!!
  3. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 228

    Hit a baby rabbit once....well twice. Nipped him with the Skag (not the blade) then when i was trimming the little guy was hugging the fence post and i didnt see him! He was barking like crazy...I felt horrible all day.
  4. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    I was cutting a yard for the first time last year, about a foot tall. Anyway, the dog had drug a dead skunk off the road into the yard and needless to say, I chopped it up. I almost barfed. The smell was beyond anything I had ever had the displeasure of inhaling. WOW that thing stunk. Nothing like rotting carcas and smell of skunk all in one.
  5. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Skunks are the worst! The big thing at my work was running over a dead one right at shift change for the oncoming people to enjoy all day! Seemed to linger for ever
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    I mulched a snake
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I hit a turtle on Saturday at my lake house. Never saw the damn thing. took the top of his shell right off, and shot it as well as the innards all over the side of my white garage. All i found was the bottom of the shell. Ewwwww
  8. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    I hate snakes! mulch em all!
    I do really feel bad if I hit a bunny tho.
  9. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    Actually let the snake eat the bunny then mulch it.!
  10. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    lol, that was good! :laugh: :laugh:
    I wish I could mulch moles, damn things, kill the food source, still here, set traps, slip right thru, I'm gonna start standing guard with a pitch fork pretty soon.

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