The porcupine looked up, his confused little face all bunched up against the bright lights of my car.
Me: Oh no! Oh no!
T.: [starts moaning softly in the seat beside me]
A.: [begins laughing in the back seat]
Me: I've never killed an animal with my car before!
[We go back to look for the poor little thing but can find neither hide nor hair nor quill, so we conclude that since I only hit it with my bumper and I'd slowed down a lot, that I only gave it a small concussion and it went on it's way, hopefully wiser for the experience.]