Glad to know that it isn't just the deer around here that are suicidal. My last experiece was a doe that stood at the edge of the highway long enough to let me slow way down and pull over into the other lane... then she came flying at us and apparently attempted to jump the car, bouncing off the windshield and landing motionless on the other side of the road. She lay there until a deputy, who happens to be a friend, arrived then jumped up and stared at us for 10 minutes before bounding off. Good news was that she only put a small crease in the fender and broke a side mirror. Bad news was I was driving my wife's new Mercedes. Tried to get the deputy to shoot her just for messing up the car but he didn't seem to see the logic of shooting a deer that was OK. Go figure.
Hi: sorry to hear that, hope the insurance goes well. Up here the deer are bad but the moose are worse. One word of advice if heading at a moose, hit the breaks and duck. With there long legs the tend to slide right up the hood, enter the windshield and exit out the back, not a good seen.
I had Dancer, Prancer, and Bambi fly in front and over my car on the way home from work - Deer can fly!
The next close call was riding the motorcycle down my residential street and Bambi tried it again - that was a little close. Seeems they like the yard decorations to hide in and eat while traversing the city.
They are attracting the coyotes up here in CT. Ahhh, wildlife, never see them up North in the forests, just here nibbling at the neighbors.
I am glad you are alright and remains of the deer attack can be fixed.
Deer and other large animals on the road/s can be a serious thing. I try not to ride my motorcycle, after dark. If I do get caught out in the mountains, in the dark, I try to tag behind a car or truck. That way I can use their headlights and vehicle to protect me on my bike.
I covered hundreds and hundreds of deer car/truck accidents. Some of them resulted in fatalities. Most of these serious accidents were due to someone swerving to avoid the animal, on a mountain roadway. Shoulders aren't common, in the mountains. I inverstigated one sheriff's deputy’s patrol car accident with a deer. Patrol car, totaled. Deputy ok, deer dead. A week later, same highway, a mile south of the original accident, same deputy hit another deer. Yep, totaled car and dead deer. Deer don't care who they hit. One of the first things I did was changed out the factory bumper and put a full bumper, with a mesh screen, just to avoid this kind of damage. So far? Two pheasants and one Mule Deer, dead. Bumper? A good spray wash and picking out a few feathers. Now, a shopping cart left a dent in the left rear passenger door of the crew cab.
I was called out many times to go out to dispatch a deer and a few other critters too. Guess political correctness hadn’t arrived out in my part of the woods.
I know this one fool in Alabama that goes deer hunting with his truck. Yup. You read that correctly. The conversations with him are real intesting.
(looking at a deer in the bed of his truck) You get that with your 30-30?
Nope. Got that with my F350.
As Ron White observed on hunting, which is more difficult...spending hours in scent hiding full camouflage attempting to hit a deer with a scoped rifle firing a.30 caliber round, traveling 2500 feet per second or do it in a bright red F-350, lights on, horn blowin traveling 60 miles per hour (1.5 fps)?
The important thing is keeping the vehicle headed straight down the road. DO NOTtry to avoid the deer, or whatever animal. That usually has bad results at highway speeds, especially with a heavy, high center of gravity vehicle.
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