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beemerphile1

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Posted: 10/31/12 11:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many RVers are traveling this month. The snowbirds are heading to their winter digs. The Good Sam Rally will start soon in Daytona.

I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that November is the month that the most deer/auto collisions occur. Deer are very active in November due to rutting.

Many highways are marked with deer crossing signs. Many deer/auto collisions have taken place at these areas. Here is a very informative conversation about deer crossings;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI8UPHMzZm8

Be careful out there!


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if you see one deer, assume there are more to follow! usually there are more!

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They are really bad in the tri-state area, (PA, WV, Ohio). Bad at dusk. Deer and wet leaves are a lethal combination.





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Maybe they should take down the "Deer Crossing" signs during November to cut down on the deer traffic.

Actually, I have that problem year around. I have even seen seven or eight coming right through the middle of Tombstone in the early morning. Lefty6262 is right. If you see one, there is a good chance more are following.


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Posted: 10/31/12 12:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lefty6262 wrote:

if you see one deer, assume there are more to follow! usually there are more!


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Don't worry about it! They are all here on my property eating everything in sight.
If I go out my work shop door, there is usually a half dozen of them with the biggest one grunting and pawing it's hooves telling me I am infringing on his turf. I have only lived here for 26 years.
I used to plant Christmas Trees, but now they have taken to eating the new buds off the seedlings and I have noting but "Charlie Brown" Christmas trees, so I stopped planting new ones a few years ago

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Posted: 10/31/12 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I want to know who taught the deer how to read road signs!


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Posted: 10/31/12 01:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

beemerphile1 wrote:


I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone that November is the month that the most deer/auto collisions occur. Deer are very active in November due to rutting.




Here in Michigan, it's also hunting season. There are bow hunters out there now; plus gun hunters setting up blinds or just checking out the local deer. All that extra activity in the woods moves the deer a little more, IMO.

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If you think hitting a deer is damaging, you don't even want to think of the damage caused by 1000# elk. We had a call at 6:30 yesterday-ambulance and firetruck needed.


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my family has another name for them big brown rats.. we farm and every year they destroy a bunch of crops hit one with an old half ton chevy at 50 not a fun ride to say the least

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