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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2007, 5:03 pm Thread Starter
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Where do the deer roam?

Bambi is everywhere and there are more of them than ever. Today's NY Times did an article on deer road kills:


Thje graphic box in the upper left corner gives some details as to which are the most dangerous states to drive your car ( bike).

Scary, having been involved in a bambi laydown last year with my bike.!!!!!

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2007, 7:31 pm
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You can mark me down as a hater of deer. it is the most dangerous animal we have. It is the cause of death for more than 150 persons a year.

State Farm estimates that 1.5 million vehicles collide with deer every year, resulting in 150 motorists deaths and $1.1 billion in vehicle damages. (2005 article- at page, http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/04/news/newsmakers/deer/ )

The New york times also had this page- http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/we...er&oref=slogin

And don't even get me going on moose.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2007, 7:53 pm
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I can't believe Texas is listed as a 'low risk' state. We have an amazing number of urban deer in Austin. I probably see one while driving 3-4 times a week.


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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2007, 8:16 pm
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I totally agree with you mjptexas.
They are all aver the place in the hill country and aren't afraid of you in the city.
I've hit two (separately) at speed and been lucky. Didn't go down but I have two bent front wheels as a result. Dumbest animals around.


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i'm no fan of deer and i'm by no means am i a tree hugger but it's not really the deers fault since we've continuously eliminated the deers natural habitat, that and there's no longer a real threat to deer from natural predators such as mountain lions, bear or wolves. when i was a kid i very rarely saw deer because there was so much open space. now i see deer everywhere, there's so many where i work you see them in broad daylight and can get close enough to almost touch them. they are a real threat to cars and especially bikes but there's no easy solution to controling their population. ride safe
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The Jersey shore area in very problematic with the over-population of deer. I can't tell you how many close calls I've had recently... even though I've been cognisant, especially at night. Just last year a big ten pointer ran into (litterally) in to my wife's new (2,000 mile old) Mazda Sport Ute. He hit her sooooo hard that he actually knocked her outta the lane and into the adjoining one, doing over $7,800.+ worth of damage. She's still going to therapy for the damage done to her neck, and now it appears that the only remedy will be through cervical surgery..........Very unpleasant, as I've gone through it twice....trust me. The antlers went through the driver side window and windshield, just missing her face and shoulder....but, going through her seat right behind her!~

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Angry Hoofed Rats

Here's five of them in my backyard today!

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Originally Posted by ncooper
Here's five of them in my backyard today!

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How long before you had them all dressed and in the freezer?

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Farking horned rats. We need to have an open season, no tags, no rules, kill and destroy. I hate them Bambi motherfuckers as much as I hate armadillos. Armadillos destroy the wife's landscaping, you can't trap them and it's long nights of covert slinking to nail one. I don't really care, but she gets ticked and everyone knows the old adage.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 2007, 11:03 am
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I too hit a deer. Deer died, it was tasty too! "deer is the mot dangirious amimal" I bet you never seen a moose!


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