Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Oh Deer"


Deer season for gun starts Monday around here. Thought I'd write about about another form of deer season because around these parts, there is no season for vehicular deer hunting. Several years ago we drove a Pontiac and I swear it was deer bait. One morning hubby was on his way to work when one ran out in front of him. The pic isn't our car nor the damage; it is one I could find similar to what it looked like when the car was towed back home. Just swap the blue car for a champagne colored Grand Am and this would look like the day he was got a deer. It did a lot of
damage to our car. Shattered the headlight, damage to the right side of the car. Hundreds of dollars later and the new headlight, grill and hood; the quarter panel and the bumper all  fixed another one ran into the side of it which left a nice dent in the side and tore the mirror off. So yes I do know that vehicular deer hunting has no season around here! Some time ago a pickup hit one and flung it forward into the windshield of an oncoming SUV and killed the driver of the SUV. I just wish there was a way to share the roadways with the wildlife without high deductibles. Oh yeah and can I mention, those little "deer whistles" that sell for like $10. Spend the money on a nice bottle of wine or something. You'll need it crying over the damage to your car. Those things are totally worthless we found out.
Another risk of the deer hunting (not really vehicular) but worth mentioning is those crazy hillbillies who drench themselves in deer bait and then wonder why they were attacked or narrowly got away and up a tree. Seriously... why do they even have to ask how that happened? So a few years ago we were driving through Assateague, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Have you ever been there? It was late at night and actually we were lost but we ladies all know how that is don't we? He isn't stopping anywhere to ask for help. The further we drove we kept seeing signs that said, "DO NOT TEASE THE WILD PONIES" and "DO NOT FEED THE WILD PONIES" It was after I asked, "Just what the hell do those signs mean?" that he finally stopped to ask for help at a State Park and on the ride back to find Route 50 in the direction of Ocean City we happened on some of the wild ponies, just walking in the middle of the road. Now deer, you can blow the horn and they'll hop out of the way; ponies well from the signs we saw no telling what they would have done!
C’est La Vie ©Gossip_Grl
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11 comments:

  1. oh no those poor deers, and that guy who was killed. It's a shame, but I always wander are they stoopid or suicidal?! :)

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  2. That did gazelle of a lot of damage.

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  3. Amen on those stupid deer whistles. They absolutely do not work and you're right. A bottle of wine sounds much better! It's opening day here. Happy Hunting everyone!

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  4. Did you hear the lady who called in the radio and complained that they should not put the deer crossing signs in populated areas but make the deer cross where there was less traffic? Look for it on youtube. Real or a scam, it is a riot.

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  5. I went vehicular deer hunting once, there was deer blood and shit everywhere!

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  6. I've never seen wild ponies, but I had a coyote cross in front of me just this morning. Too much development is wiping out their habitat
    Deer, and squirrels, do seem a bit suicidal sometimes when it comes to cars though

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  7. Thanks for the comments. I didn't get back because I ended up watching my grand son for the day who BTW had a demand for me: "No logging Today meemaw" yep folks logging, uh no logging that is. :) So, we were deep in the Cartoon Network and Nick for the day! Oh yeah Ton's of fun with Dora and a Spongebob marathon!

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  8. Found you through Universal Gibberish - I'll pop back to read more of your stuff!

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