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V1Jake

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Second time in fifteen years of driving that a deer ran across. I wasn't going to fast but at the time it seemed to appear out of nowhere.

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Welcome to my world.. Several times a week occurrence. More frequent than speed traps for me. I've developed a VERY high "situational awareness" of Bambis. Also love venison (last night's dinner..............but not roadkill):razz:
 

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Lucky miss!

We mainly have kangaroos and wombats over here to watch out for. We have the odd deer but not many. Kangaroos are mainly out at dusk and dawn and wombats are crawling around at night. Kangaroos reach up to 130 lbs and wombats around 75 lbs but are really solid and like hitting a large rock. Both animals can make a mess of your car if you hit one.

Driving in the country we frequently see such "road kill" on the side of the road.

The worst I've heard of is farmers letting their cows go loose at night and some poor chap hitting a cow at 60mph. Made a real mess of his car and himself.

I'd imagine hitting a larger deer or moose would be even worse!
 

PHILBERT

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Nice save. At least you saw him coming.

My only deer accident was in the dark, and the [email protected] thing jumped off a wooded embankment right in front of my car. Totaled my Crown Vic. Used popo car. Got another one with the insurance money...with change to spare. That car was a cop magnet! I'll never buy one of those again.

My CMB is supposed to automatically break for deer. I hope I never have to test that.

Phil
 

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Welcome to my world.. Several times a week occurrence. More frequent than speed traps for me. I've developed a VERY high "situational awareness" of Bambis. Also love venison (last night's dinner..............but not roadkill):razz:
I feel bad for you! Suckers will obliterate cars
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Lucky miss!

We mainly have kangaroos and wombats over here to watch out for. We have the odd deer but not many. Kangaroos are mainly out at dusk and dawn and wombats are crawling around at night. Kangaroos reach up to 130 lbs and wombats around 75 lbs but are really solid and like hitting a large rock. Both animals can make a mess of your car if you hit one.

Driving in the country we frequently see such "road kill" on the side of the road.

The worst I've heard of is farmers letting their cows go loose at night and some poor chap hitting a cow at 60mph. Made a real mess of his car and himself.

I'd imagine hitting a larger deer or moose would be even worse!
One old member of the forum got his windshield hit by a part of a farmers tractor in the back roads. Let me see if I can find it
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Meanwhile, I can only imagine Bambi was thinking like this muffin, considering how he ran in front of you...

I saw a deer get obliterated by a semi a few years ago in eastern Connecticut on I-95. Been hyperactive at spotting them to this day. I hate the idea of having to deal with that
 

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All 3 of The Dodge Diesels that I have had since 1996 had at least 1 deer-flattening episode...makes Me a bit more apprehensive driving at night now that I don't drive a 7500 lb pick-up!
Deer are just plain suicidal it seems.
 

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damn that just happened to me a couple of weeks ago, scary stuff! You had pretty good reaction time too, nice save.
 

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a few more of those and you may need that "100,000 dollars a year." Nice reaction man!
 

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