I find I don't like driving at night anymore in the countryside.
It's strange in a way because I have traveled great distances around Canada in the dark. In fact I used to prefer to drive late in the evening on lonely stretches of roads. Something about being enveloped in a cocoon of darkness that was comforting.
Recently I just find I don't deal with the glare of on coming headlights too well out in the country. Getting old I suppose. Then I see, just the other night, two young raccoons get run over on a country road just a car or two in front of me. Tumbling and legs flailing as one passed to the side of me and the other under me. They are still there dead on the road today. Last week, I narrowly missed a wild turkey and couple of lil turkeys (whatever they are called) as I went around a curve.
There are Buddhist monks that won't go out for walks in the rainy season because they don't want to step on all the forest creatures like worms that appear on their paths in the rains. I'm not taking taking such a drastic measure, but perhaps its better I don't potentially injure some innocent little guy just by heading out n about in the dark with no purpose in mind. Good thing there are no moose randomly licking highways around here. And I can't remember the last time I saw a deer on/near the road.
Hate to say this, but I look forward to snow brightening things up at night and putting lots of the furry critters to bed.