20160409 D865971We live in a kiwi zone. We hear them calling most nights as they poke around in our garden and bush - wonderful. A friend dropped this one in for DoC to pick up. She found it on the side of the road, it had been killed by a car at night.

I took it back up on the road and photographed it next to the fading kiwi stensils on the road. Adrian from Doc says there's been 64 reported killed by cars on our stretch of road since 1990. Incredibly sad. It's got me driving our road much slower at night, precious things Kiwi.