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Went to vote, got hit by a deer

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MichiganWoods, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I decided to drive down to my voting place after I dropped my oldest off at the bus stop this morning so that DH could stay home with the younger one. Won't have another opportunity to do it today so this is how it had to be done.

    I'm nearly to the voting place when out of no where, a huge buck comes running like a bat out of heck straight at the side of my car. More accurately, right at ME. I gasped and swerved away from it (I realize you aren't supposed to swerve, but it was just a natural reaction. I didn't think about it, I just did it), and had I not, I think I might be dead right now. I heard the crunch of antlers smacking into my car and a thump as its body caught up with its head... however, I am still driving forward as there is some traffic coming behind me and my car is not disabled, however badly I might be shaking. I get to the voting place which was less than half a mile down the road and park. It was still too dark to see if anything was done to my car. By the time I got out of voting though, there was enough daylight to inspect the damage. First thing I notice is the huge gob of deer snot/spit all over my window right next to where my head would be. I follow the trail and find a bunch of deer hairs stuck under the rubber lip of my window well in the upper right hand corner of my window (driver's side window). I find a deep scratch in the black trim finish just above the window on the passenger side, which I assume came from the antlers. Then I notice a dent that looks like someone took a tube or baseball bat and smacked a groove running from the little window behind the passenger window, all the way to the back of the car. All in all, it could have been a lot worse, and I think someone skilled will be able to use those little suction thingies to pull the dent out. There isn't any scratches on that part, and minor scratching overall.

    And, I have changed my mind about hunting. My father-in-law kept asking me to go with him, and now I think I will. [​IMG] I've been hearing the statistics of car/deer related deaths and how that number is on the rise, so it's time to cull them back a bit. It will be good to have my freezer filled for the winter with meat too.


    Yes, I am still shaking. :eek:
     
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  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG thank god you are okay!!!!
    I hit a doe a couple of years ago, stupid thing ran right out in front of me in broad daylight!! Needless to say....she went in my freezer [​IMG]
     
  3. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    If I had been by myself and had actually killed the thing, I would have called my father-in-law up to come out and get it. But when I was driving back, I didn't see anything laying on the side of the road. I have to imagine it's got one heck of a headache right about now though!

    How'd the doe taste? Got any good deer recipes? [​IMG] (Glad you didn't get killed either!!)
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I bet that scared you to death! Glad to hear that you're okay. [​IMG]
     
  5. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything that you would use hamburger for use deer burger!! Sometimes when we make our deerburger we put a little bit of bacon in with it. Deer is so lean that it is really dry sometimes. The bacon helps. [​IMG]
     
  6. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you're okay.The other day ,on a post ,a girl said she got a deer while hunting.I replied with,"I couldn't ever kill anything".I wasn't trying to ridicule her for hunting.When I read your post today,I rethought my thinking.People need to thin out the deer.It's getting so bad around here,it's hardly safe from dusk till dawn on the roads.I'm happy you're alright,what a scarey thing to happen.You're lucky you weren't hurt badly.
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Glad you're okay; you're very lucky. Hope that deer had insurance.
     
  8. tomcio

    tomcio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear you didn't get hurt.

    I had a deer chase me down a road last winter! It decided to jump out from behind one of those road barriers and chase in the direction of my car. It was early in the morning, snowy and very slick underneath. I was driving up a hill in a small car, so I didn't have much chance of accelerating to avoid it. If it wasn't for snow tires I think I would have had a passenger. In the end it just missed my back bumper by inches.

    Silly creatures. But hey, they are mighty tasty!
     
  9. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Geeze, tomcio! That was a crazy deer!

    Thank you all very much for your responses. Time for a cup of hot tea.
     
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you are Okay!
     

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