Watch out for fly8ng deer!!!
Last Post 11/02/2018 07:15 PM by 79 pmooney. 19 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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10/07/2018 10:40 AM
Wow.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=87pU313zuJ8
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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10/07/2018 12:25 PM
Holy cow! .... deer.... whatever
6ix

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10/07/2018 01:40 PM
Poor thing.

longslowdistance

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10/07/2018 08:38 PM
No fan of Bambi here. At best, deer are cute vermin. Disease vectors, the reason Lyme disease is now so widespread. And a random number generator-like major danger to two wheeled travelers, especially motorcyclists. If the cyclists had been just a few feet further up the road the deer would have driven them into the oncoming car. Dead cyclists.
Here comes deer mating season ("the rut"), with associated especially dangerous deer behavior.
Cosmic Kid

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10/07/2018 09:36 PM
This screen grab is amazing....



The woman in yellow is racing a Kona next weekend...she nearly never made the trip!

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
6ix

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10/08/2018 08:56 AM
Oh wait, I didn't realized at first that this was YOUR video! I thought you were just sharing it. Look at the deer's shadow in that screen-grab!! I still sympathize and feel sorry for the deer. Hopefully it was a quick death and didn't suffer much. It's true that deer can be a nuisance but only because we are here.
Cosmic Kid

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10/08/2018 09:18 AM
Oh, no...not my video. Saw it in Slowtwitch and just sharing some of the details as they came out.

Here is a the rear view of the event...

https://youtu.be/AnZZoCZUg5w
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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10/08/2018 12:28 PM
Those antlers could have done some serious damage.... that screen grab looks fake. I know it's not but Donner staring up at the clouds looks surreal .
79pmooney

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10/08/2018 01:09 PM
lsd, calling deer "disease vectors" for carrying Lyme disease is a little unfair to them. I don't believe the American deer had any part in the importing of that disease from abroad. And their presence in large numbers near humans? Well we killed off all the wolves, bears and big cats. Most forest edges, their domain for millennia, are now are very close to human settlements. We do all this, then go out of our way to cultivate very tasty food for them in nicely manicured "gardens", often right at those forest edges.

What I think we should do - bring back the predators. Teach young children about them and how to be careful outside. Acknowledge and accept that we humans aren't the only occupants of this planet.

Ben
longslowdistance

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10/08/2018 02:01 PM
Unfair? Sorry, did not mean to hurt their feelings.
Hope none of you get Lyme disease, because modern medicine can’t diagnose it reliably and doesn’t really understand it.
Cosmic Kid

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10/08/2018 03:27 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 10/08/2018 12:28 PM
Those antlers could have done some serious damage.... that screen grab looks fake. I know it's not but Donner staring up at the clouds looks surreal .


Looks like it is getting beamed up to an alien ship! LOL!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
6ix

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10/08/2018 04:04 PM
I recall a Category 4 field that has a deer jump into it back in 1998 at the Shakamak State Park RR. The pack was humming down the road and the deer got spooked and ran directly into it. My teammate's chest went right into the deer's head. Fortunately for him, no antlers but he landed on his face and also broke his wrist. A few other guys were really, really messed up.

Deer can do some serious damage to a 2-ton metal vehicle. Imagine the carnage on a bike!
longslowdistance

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10/08/2018 05:31 PM
PS, Ben that would not be enough for densely populaled areas where deer - and Lyme also prolific. You won’t see a wolf pack in a suburban cul de sac. Deer density is > 10x what it should be.
Orange Crush

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10/08/2018 06:15 PM
Still recall the night time incident at UCSC campus where a driver came across a dead deer and an unconscious cyclist on the road. In Ontario I had a herd that was paralleling forest at some point take a sharp turn and head straight to me forcing a hard brake to avoid getting trampled. It went from hey that's cool to holy hell in seconds.
longslowdistance

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10/09/2018 09:26 AM
Random number generator mayhem.
DonnaMobile

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10/09/2018 04:20 PM
I read this morning on a local newspaper site (in NJ, I'm back in the USA) that in a local half marathon on Sunday, a woman runner was knocked down by a buck that burst onto the road, and then stomped on her leg as it leaped away. She recovered from the shock and was able to finish the last 3 miles of the race. She is very sore and has a hoof-shaped bruise on her leg.
The deer are a real menace around here; I'm almost afraid to drive at night, or ride my motorcycle, not to mention that they walk through yards at night, leaving little piles of excrement everywhere. They can't be hunted because they live on little patches of land among developments and shopping centers.
Near my Italian home they have introduced wolves, and there are packs on Monte Grappa, the Asiago Plateau, the pre-alps, and Dolomites. While they do take down deer, they seem to prefer easier prey, like cows (which produce milk for Asiago cheese), sheep, donkeys, and little pet dogs. They are coming close to inhabited areas and people are afraid. On the other hand, while wolf attacks on humans haven't ever happened, people are bitten, maimed, and even killed by "pet" dogs all the time.
Orange Crush

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10/09/2018 04:58 PM
Wolves are even making a return in Netherlands of all places. Currently only individuals but the first pack is expected to cross border from Germany next year. Its a migratory trend that's been years in making and started in Poland (or perhaps further east) if memory serves.
longslowdistance

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10/09/2018 06:46 PM
Wolves are breeding with coyotes in Canada and the US. They keep Coyote's super stealth and ability to live around humans. But still badass hunters. Google coywolf. Amazing stuff.

Yo Ben, I realized something that might be of interest to you: The deer population of your youth in New England was a small fraction of the current population. Fewer hunters, less hunting habitat, very little predation.
thinline

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11/02/2018 12:44 PM
I always find that the worst time of year for driving the roads of Vermont and encountering deer in the road is actually rifle season (coming up in a few weeks).  With the increased human activity in the woods and tracking of deer, the deer begin to move about far more than normal during the season and inevitably are crossing roads seeking safer habitat.  There is a smaller increase in the earlier seasons (bow, bear, turkey etc) but deer rifle is the big one when every hunter is out there in the woods stirring up the deer population.

That screen grab is bizarre.  I didn't realize UFO tractor beams were invisible.
79pmooney

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11/02/2018 07:15 PM
thin, maybe the deer are seeking the safety of the roads. They are off limits there, aren't they. Yes, getting hit by a car is usually fatal but at least the drivers are doing their best to miss!

Ben


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