posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 10:31 PM
First post on BTS and oddly enough, it's the roadkill thread that caught my eye. Not too strange I spose, I'm from NE Minnesota and we've got a lot
of wildlife and dense woods.
I've only hit a handful of animals myself and they were all deer. I bumped one in the butt once when I managed to brake just in the nick of time. He
ran off into the woods really fast and looked fine. I've also had three deer run into me at night when they spooked from the ditch and ran headlong
into my car. One banged his chin into the windshield pretty hard but must have run off since he wasn't around when I stopped and looked. Two more
deer did the same thing while I was a passenger in two different girlfriend's cars. Both times the deer took off the side mirror. Those deer where
also nowhere to be found. I hope they all lived long happy lives.
I've only confirmed one actual kill. It was the first deer I hit and I was just 16. It ran right into the passenger side wheel well and snapped
around, totally smashing the side of the car. it was a decent sized buck and it freaked the crap out of me because it just came up from nowhere. That
one ended up laying on the highway fatally injured but still trying to get up. I was very thankful that seconds after I hit it, a big burly guy in a
big pickup and a flannel shirt pulled to the side of the road and put the deer down with a knife. I was actually in awe with the ease of how he did it
so quick and efficient. I've never been much of a hunter myself, and I'm not sure how I would have killed it had that guy not come along.
I'm a deer magnet I guess.
The biggest animal I know someone took out in that area is from a few years ago when my dad killed a good sized moose with a chevy corsica (killed the
car too). That's the first time I ate moose and I must say, it's actually pretty good.
Be careful out there, animals are everywhere and we've put up roads over theirs. Always remember too that even if you are an animal lover, never
swerve for something soft and fuzzy if it might make you hit something hard and heavy.
Like a moose...