%$&#@ Deer ran in front

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:57 am

why slow down, just run them down!LMAO i took out 3 in one shot last year.1st deer hit the front bumper,2nd got run over by the first trailer and the 3rd was turned into burger by the rear trailer. was a lovely site, deer carcasses all over rt22. ;)
i still have yet to hit one with the choo choo. :( need to up the speed limit a little ;)
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:05 pm

If I can brake safely I will. But usually I just let off the throttle. I've hit my fair share of deer. The best was my last, 70 mph on the way to work running late. Rt. 267 for those that know this road. Seen the deer to late. One off the left front fender and over the top of the car. The second ran into the passengers side door. I slowed to about 60 and then back in the throttle. My wife in the passenger seat screamed like a girl. But the guy sitting behind me screamed like a bitch.

I laughed so much at him. That was funny even though it cost me $500 Deductible.
cArNaGe
 

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: rangaller On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:24 pm

I have nailed two deer (with several very near misses), several cats, two dogs, a mouse in a near empty parking lot (go figure), countless birds including turkeys, two racoons, three rabbits, two squirrels, three chipmunks, several snakes, countless large amphibians and bounced a bear off the front right panel. Even with all the possum around, their glowing eyes make it rather easy to avoid them at night and I have never bagged one. I always feel terrible when I nail one of these woodland creatures but that is the way it is. What is more interesting is that I never speed. Maybe I should get a hunting license instead of a drivers license. One of my friends kids call me Mr. Splat,

I remember seeing this clip a number of years back... at least I think it is the one. Interesting none the less.
Last edited by Richard S. on Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: <removed dead link>
rangaller
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating
Stove/Furnace Model: AHS S130


Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:42 pm

Deer do a lot of damage to the car. But here in Maine it's the moose you have to watch out for. A few people each year die from collisions, because the moose stands tall enough that he doesn't get bounced off, he (or she) just comes through the windshield.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 pm

The 'rents spent a few years in Saudi...
Moose are bad but Camels are the worst...
Bigger and higher up...
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6b8_1213351841
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:57 pm

Years ago near Cecil, Pa. a car a few cars ahead hit one & flipped it into the car behinds windshield. Killed the lady driving while the kids in the back seat watched. I`ll never forget that one.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:16 pm

I had a friend that worked Forrestry in Worthington State Park,around the Water Gap--quite a few yrs back we went up there & went for a walk in the winter--he took me to a ditch about 100 yds long 8' wide & 10" deep it was damn near filled w/ road kill,mostly deer,he told me most of it came from rt.80.I've spent my life in Penna,Vt, Maine,Freddy,why do your moose charge head lights,what the h_ll is that about??? & NYS--never hit one myself--LUCKY--about 10 yrs ago they came out w/ them stupid looking little torpedo shaped things you can put on your front bumper--I don't have a clue if they work--but I think they do--I've come around a corner & had a couple standing on the side of the road looking at me & turning & going back the way they came--good point, if you've got one crossing the road--more then likely there's more---question--are the deer around Bethleham stupid--up by the LL Bean store(Lower Saucon) & other busy roads they just cross when-ever & where- ever they want & more often then not,get dead :(
Last edited by freetown fred on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:25 pm

I wonder what is the foraging range of a squirrel? I have a theory that, over time, the squirrel population that lives close to roads should evolve to be more careful of cars, because those that are naturally averse to roads are the ones that will survive to breed. As the years go by, a smaller and smaller percentage of squirrels should become road kill. But then what will the crows eat?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:26 pm

freetown fred wrote:I had a friend that worked Forrestry in Worthington State Park,around the Water Gap--quite a few yrs back we went up there & went for a walk--he took me to a ditch about 100 yds long 8' wide & 10" deep it was damn near filled w/ road kill,mostly deer,he told me most of it came from rt.80.I've spent my life in Penna,Vt, Maine,Freddy,why do your moose charge head lights,what the h_ll is that about??? & NYS--never hit one myself--LUCKY--about 10 yrs ago they came out w/ them stupid looking little torpedo shaped things you can put on your front bumper--I don't have a clue if they work--but I think they do--I've come around a corner & had a couple standing on the side of the road looking at me & turning & going back the way they came--good point, if you've got one crossing the road--more then likely there's more---question--are the deer around Bethleham stupid--up by the LL Bean store(Lower Saucon) & other busy roads they just cross when-ever & where- ever they want & more often then not,get dead :(

where is there an LL BEAN store at in lower saucon? is it in the promanade shops?i live in lower saucon and dont remember ever coming across it. :)
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:29 pm

If the promonade shops are fairly new& a big shopping center I guess that's where it is--promonade,isn't that a move in square dancing----the daughter dragged me to a big Apple Computer Store in the same place--I saw more people in an hour then go through our town in 5 yrs or more--wish I could be better direction wise but,I'm kinda used to"go down to the second big Maple & go west--so it's good to pay attention where the sun rises & sets--everybody up here pretty much stay lost on cloudy days :rofl:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: %$&#@ Deer ran in front

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:37 pm

rberq--you'v been watching to many of those squirrel commercials :lol:
rberq wrote:I wonder what is the foraging range of a squirrel? I have a theory that, over time, the squirrel population that lives close to roads should evolve to be more careful of cars, because those that are naturally averse to roads are the ones that will survive to breed. As the years go by, a smaller and smaller percentage of squirrels should become road kill. But then what will the crows eat?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix