Friday, January 6, 2012

Deer crossing

Wow. Just wow.


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't fuck with Bambi.

Anonymous said...

You have found someone who just encountered my biggest fear. Getting mauled by the wildlife while running.

Anonymous said...

I once saw a moose run into a moving car. There was a lot of damage. To the car.

Mrs Dump - Adelaide said...

sounds very similar to this http://digitaljournal.com/article/312615 - just a different continent...

Silliyak said...

He wasn't a grandpa and they weren't reindeer I hope, I sense a new holiday season sequel song coming.

Ann Onny said...

I totally thought you were commenting on the deer parts lady.

Is there some kind of deer rebellion going on these days?

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/12/woman_killed_by_deer_parts_in.html.

(Sorry. I can't remember how to make a proper link.)

Andrew_M_Garland said...

Mountain bicycle rider hit by a deer - Video 1:15

Anonymous said...

Grandpa got run over by a (rein)deer

Old MD Girl said...

I hope those deer were insured.

Don said...

I worked for a client in New Hampshire some years back, and they held a safety briefing for we contract workers. One of the things that they warned us about were deer running in front of vehicles. A greater danger, but rarer, were moose. Car versus deer, usually not fatal to driver. Car versus moose, the driver has a much better chance of being seriously injured or killed.
The one accident that one of us had with a moose, the pickup truck was destroyed, and he was still in rehab when my assignment ended. It made an impression.

Anonymous said...

YIKES.....poor guy!!! Wouldn't you think they would be scared of him and run away instead of RIGHT into him!?

~Francine

TxMedic said...

Man... I can't imagine getting dispatched for that call... Would take the cake. Sad he's in critical condition.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for those hooves.

SMHDVM said...

My undergraduate college had more deer than humans...outnumbered us 3:1. The deer were very used to us but not tame. It was common to see huge herds of deer when you walked to class. My horse used to herd deer in the pasture. They were so used to humans that they would wait about 20 feet away when I fed the foals. The deer and the turkey would fight over the left over feed.

However, if you got between one or two and their herd, it was pretty dangerous. One of my friends was only about 4'9" and when a deer got caught on the quad between class change, she was the shortest one so the deer jumped over her head, winging her in the process. She was lucky...just a bit taller and she would have a broken neck.

kdoglady said...

This happened near me. The news said he waited for 12 deer and then began walking again. He didn't see the next three and one hit him. Poor guy is 65 and still in ICU. Hope he makes it.
I knew someone else that died after a deer came through the windshield and kicked him in the throat.

Anonymous said...

Moose was God's draft copy trying to make a horse. He couldn't throw it out so he left it as is and went on to make a much better animal.. the horse.

Loren Pechtel said...

Oh deer!

Anonymous said...

Should have been wearing dog tags, or Medic Alert, or Meat Tags (tattoo) or something identifying. "We have a pt, "John Doe"..."

Nekura said...

I read somewhere that moose kill the most humans every year out of all other animal species. I suppose deer may apply. Did you see that youtube video of a deer attacking the hunter?

RSDS said...

Back when I worked in Yosemite National Park, none of the Black Bear had killed any humans (there may have been 1 or 2 since I left); but there had been several fatalities by the Mule Deer.

Guy puts his baby daughter on the deer's back to take her picture.

Another guy was feeding deer potato chips, the bag ran out, the deer wanted more, he was struck in the chest and killed.

Please do NOT feed the wildlife in our national parks; it is unhealthy for them, and dangerous for you.

wv: asper ==> short for someone with asperger's syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Moose are a darker shade of dark on a dark road. If you must collide with one, aim for the hind quarters.

ThorMD said...

A couple of months ago, my hubby walked out of our house, and before the motion detecting lights came on, he was run over (tackled) by a deer who was spooked by him walking outside. He didn't even see it coming. Luckily he's an ex-football player so just 'went with" the tackle. But he's lucky he didn't get a hoof or antler to the face.

Anonymous said...

OMG These stories are horrible and tragic!!!! :( :(

~Francine

wondering said...

Last year had a deer charge out of the brush beside the road and strike the side of my car. We weren't hurt, but the wheel well area was crumpled in and couldn't drive the car. The deer got up and kept going.

Moose said...

I knew someone once who tried to kill a deer with a rabbit.

(A VW rabbit)

Debbie said...

Those of us who live in frontier or rural areas are not surprised. Worse during the rut...the males are so "pre-occupied" that they can run in front of you and NEVER see you if they are in hot pursuit!

Anonymous said...

Deer version of "thinning the herd".

OldSquid said...

Reminds me of the story of the guy who asked Ohio police to move the deer crossing sign to another location since deer and cars where getting hurt/damaged on the highway to Cedar Point. We had a herd of 12 or so around us and sometimes they will just bolt across the road without regard to traffic.

Jono said...

Anon 8:01, John Doe would be a transgendered deer, right?

Shalom said...

The difference between hitting a deer and a moose with your car is that if you hit a deer, you get him with the grille/radiator and destroy your car, but can remain uninjured. A moose is so much taller than a deer that when you hit them, the hood of the car goes right under the belly and you get him with the windshield instead.

wv: "alicklu". Has something to do with salt licks?

Anonymous said...

@ Andrew 12:04.

I had to watch that video since I almost got smoked by a deer out mountain biking one time. Jumped across the trail in front of me just missing my front tire. Scary to see what could have happened if he hadn't just missed me.

cliffintokyo said...

Looks like a yak in bucks clothing to me...

Anonymous said...

quite common in Canada actually!

 
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