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Roadkill
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wildflower    Posted 05-15-2001 at 07:06:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My friend made one of those suggestions that is so obvious you could slap yourself for not think of it,too.

She gets road kill deer and processes them for her dog food.'course she makes sure the game warden has been notified.

I remember how healthy the dogs were when they had muskrat carcacus to eat,years ago.

And if a few packs of deer burger end up in the human's stomach,well..oops!

Just gotta remember now to put the pedal to the metal next time I see a deer crossing the road :oD


wildflower    Posted 05-16-2001 at 06:24:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Tyler,for your suggestions! Will try that self defense excuse,but will probably have to wait til the rut,and then smear myself with Doe N Heat.

Yes,I was joking.I guess the big grin gave me away :o)

We always said about running over a deer for supper when I was growing up.Also remember sitting in the back seat with my four siblings laughing and giggling about losing the game warden in the dust,while Dad was driving on all those dirt roads.

Kids,huh? And since I'm going thru my second childhood,now,I guess I can say such things again.Right?

Lots of gruesome tales here.I will definitely start watching out for moose ;o) I'm south of the Mason- Dixon line,by the way.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-15-2001 at 17:46:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Worst thing to hit is a horse, or around here in VT, is a moose.
Car goes underneath and the animal comes across the hood into the windshield and shears off the roof. And your head.
7 deaths in the last 10 years here from moose and that is out of 29 impacts.
Darn near 25% chance of dying. Not good odds...


Old Sarge    Posted 05-15-2001 at 16:42:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Only two things wurse than hittin a deer.

I had reenlisted in 1959 and was transferred from Ft Sam Houstan (thank God) to Ft Huachuca Ariz. In those days it wasn't how far to the next town, rather how many brewskis would it take ta git there. Drivin my 1958 Chev Impala Sport Coupe, wit a power train out of my buddies 58 Corvette that he wrecked, and I salvaged. Boomin along almost midnite, and got past El Paso before I realized I was almost out of Pearl. If I hurry I kin get ta Las Cruces before the liquor stopres close, so jump on it. I did. Wrong move Sarge. Bout 10 miles east of Las Cruces a cow, full growed, wandered up outa the borrow pit. I put the binders on and the front bumper hit the pavement, the car hit the cow, the hood went down, the fender wells cut the front brake lines, the car hit a bridge rail, (concrete), and the transmission came up thru the floor where we cut the hole ta put the shift lever thru, the engine was up beside me in the front seat. The cow never even touched the car after impact but flew clear over the back bumper.

Moral of the story "JUST REMEMBER< IN NEW MEXICO THERE IS NO STOCK LAW, that sez your cows gotta stay off the highways. To make matters wurse, they got the right of way.


Ray M41    Posted 05-15-2001 at 18:59:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep an eye pealed for buzzards when driving up on road kill. Know a few guys around here that had one come through the windshield and land in the front seat. Stink!!!!!!!!!!


IHank    Posted 05-15-2001 at 11:46:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
All- Last I knew, here in Iowa people call the county sheriff office and have themselves put on a call list, for road kill deer. Last discussion I heard about this is that everybody interested has a full freezer and the cops are still trying to get rid of road kill without hiring National Byproducts.

Lately it's looking like the cops simply dump the dead deer over in the ditch and let the scavenger critters do the clean up. IHank


Jerry B    Posted 05-15-2001 at 08:03:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you have ever hit a deer with your car/truck/ect you would know better than say "pedal to the metal"! *L*

Got me a totaled out Plymouth to show because of 2 deer and I was stomping the brake to try to prevent that! You can buy lots of dog food what a car costs to repair/replace.


magpie    Posted 05-16-2001 at 08:39:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Centerpunched a doe one time while ridin a chopped Harley,Too small a headlight, going too fast, you know how it is, very difficult to ride a bike slow. Sure mangled my bike, I never broke any bones, but did lose a buncha skin.


Dreamweaver    Posted 05-15-2001 at 16:09:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hit a German Shepperd dog one time with my little red sports car (as a teen) and nearly totaled it! Had to to go to ER too....ouch....


Dreamweaver    Posted 05-15-2001 at 16:10:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
BTW - The dog was fine, thank goodness!


Tyler(WA)    Posted 05-15-2001 at 10:19:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sure Wildflower was only saying that for humor. Anyone who's hit a deer knows they do far more damage to your car than they pay into the freezer. The big concern is when they come throught the windershield and aren't dead yet. Those flailing hooves have killed a few in their day.

"Honest officer, that deer RAN INTO my knife... err, Tried to attack me and it was self denense. THAT was it."


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