posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 12:00 PM
I am sooo freaking tired of all the deer, and being petrified of driving at night time!
What is with all the deer? And the hazard of them being all over the place.
Last year I was driving in a well populated area just at dark, down a 35 mph road. Driving a panel van. And right from the hill of line of trees
shoots down a deer. Never even saw it. Just a bang. Then immediately once I stopped. BANG. Another comes out from the bushes and slams into the side
of the van. So I get out and the one slid across the road, dead. The other must have broke both its front legs hitting the van, and was violently
running kicking with it back legs back and forth on the road, till somehow it ran off. All of this was happening in rush hour traffic. Traffic stopped
in both directions to see this violent display.
A few months ago, I take a trip to colorado and decided to count some deer bodies as I drive along. I stopped at 30.
The other day my brother calls me. My brother "Hey does your body shop do insurance work?" Me: "Why?" My brother: "I hit another deer." Me:
"Not really, most work for dealerships. What's your deductable?"
Last night I was driving home and of course I am in fear of hitting a deer. So after driving on the highway on full alert mode, I make it to my exit.
I am very happy. I get to driving down the road 35mph and what pops its head out just to make me almost jump out of my Jeep? A very large buck.
I am just so sick and tired of all the deer. I really think there should be some sort of way to prevent deer from crossing the road. Somehow. A
specialized fence or something.
The deer population seems to be getting higher and higher.
In the early 1900's there were an estimated 500,000 white-tailed deer in the United States. Unregulated commercial hunting and subsistence
hunting threatened to eliminate the white-tailed deer from much of its range. At that time, many state wildlife agencies were formed with the goal of
conserving the nation's depleted wildlife resources. Hunting regulations were put into place, and the harvest of antlerless (female) deer was
prohibited. The rebound of white-tailed deer populations that followed is considered a wildlife management success story. Today there are over 20
million deer in the United States and numbers are rising.
What do you think ATS? How can I feel safe to drive my vehicle, without a suicidal deer kamikazee aiming me down?