Deer on country roads .. be alert

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Why we need to be watchful when driving on country roads.. particularly at night..

    Hit one of these Bambi's.. and you will have a lot of damage..

    this pair crossed in front of me last night..

     
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    Oh Jim. How upsetting for you .. glad you are ok ... dare I ask at the risk of ruining my day ... was the little fella alright please? :(
     
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    no, thankfully I didn't hit any.. just showing how hard it is to see them at night and to be careful..
    I've edited the text to make that clearer..
     
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    We used to have a herd living on the edge of our village and a few years ago about 20 jumped over a ditch and onto the road amongst them were two white deer fortunately we weren't driving fast at the time and managed to stop and wait until they had all crossed.
    My dad and stepmother live in Dumfries and Gallooway and early one morning one jumped out in front of my stepmother as she was driving on the glentrool road ..what a mess it made of her car.
    She was ok but is still nervous driving along that stretch of road.
     
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    Real men take on elks...... and lose. A quote from a friend who did photo work for Volvo. Long legs so windscreen and you take the full impact.
     
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    Driving the MH to Lacanau-Ocean we saw the proverbial leaping deer signs, and on rounding a corner saw a car pulled into the opposite lay-by. It had a huge dent in the bonnet and grille, steam pouring out of a wrecked radiator, and the driver stood beside it scratching his head and talking animatedly on his mobile. About a hundred metres on there was a freshly expired deer lying in the verge. I take a bit more care around leaping deer signs now.
     
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    In France also be aware of sanglier running out. They're built like mini tanks.
     
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    Maybe we should follow the American example

     
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    When I owned and ran a small bodyshop ,I would get half a dozen or so jobs a year that where down to deer causing damage
     
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    OMG lol .. I'm crying... Americans
     
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    A couple of motorcyclists returning home from the Whitwell station bikers meet on Friday nights hit deer in the woods near Reepham, both injured and bikes written off, be careful out there.
     
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    Not seen any Roe on the roads around here. Loads of Muntjac though.
     
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    I used to work in Australia and if I was driving at night in areas where there were kangaroos, I would have the hazard lights on for much of the time and turn the main beam right down. It seemed to work as the flashing hazards would help stop them being mesmerised by the main light and there were less likely to run across the road or stop on the road.
     
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    I nearly ran an Old Dear over once....

    As I got alongside her, I wound my window down and said you silly old sod............ you got a death wish...:swear2:

    She was well inebreated and told me to *iss off... :nod: :Eeek:

     
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    I think they are Fallow deer if i saw the antlers correctly.
     
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    could be.. not an expert and it was just a fleeting glance..

    didn't see a tail.. which would be a Roe

    we also have plenty of the Muntjac around here .. they are are easy to identify
     
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    I only thought Fallow as they looked palmated at the top. Even so, any deer is going to cause a lot of damage and upset.
    What area were they?
     
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    in Suffolk .. on the B1083 ... Between Woodbridge and Alderton.. the GPS location is on the sat nav video

    to save looking... I've lifted the co-ords off Goggle maps

    52.039262, 1.397633
     
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    Saw a herd of red deer when camping near Rendlesham forest a few years back, about 20 of them, looked as big as horses.
     
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    Up in Narfook, drivers have to worry about another type of deer on a country road-[​IMG]

    A John Deere!
     
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