|They are out to get me.||Leisure|
Jul 16, 2002 1:06 AM
|I finally got my car back about a week ago after three weeks of repairs following a run-in with a deer. For those that know SLC, it was three in the morning along 13th East at Sugarhouse park when that deer ran into the side of my car. Something smacked me in the face on collision through my side window, I suspect the deer's front hoof. Sugarhouse park is miles from the mountains which have been thawed out for months, and it's been 90-110 degrees around here for a good while. What the freak are these things doing down here at this time of year!?!
I was driving to work two days ago and already saw two more of them sitting on the side of the road, waiting to jump in front of the next vehicle that drove by. This time, at least, it was near a canyon, not that unexpected but still atypical for the summer. So I slowed down. When they saw me they of course proceeded running onto the road, and I honked at the bastards to get them away from me. I realized I have PTSD from the last episode.
I just went to Wendy's to pick up a late night snack. I'm in freaking WEST JORDAN, dry, barren and 15 miles away from any plausible source of food for deer, and what do I see as I cross Bangerter highway? More freaking deer running into the road! I have NEVER seen deer anywhere near this area before, not even in the middle of Winter! The hell did I do to deserve this?
|re: They are out to get me.||Juanmoretime|
Jul 16, 2002 1:14 AM
|It's like having worked for UPS when I was back in college over twenty-five years ago. I'm still being followed around by Brown trucks everywhere I go.|
|What does that have to do with cycling?NM||tronracer|
Jul 16, 2002 6:05 AM
|just because you're paranoid...||ColnagoFE|
Jul 16, 2002 6:28 AM
|doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you!|
|re: They are out to get me.||comedy-tragedy|
Jul 16, 2002 6:56 AM
|You've got to remember, we're in a four year drought. There's no food left on the normal range so the deer are comming down to eat you back yard. Oops, I forgot. Since you're not watering the grass there isn't any food in the back yard either.|
|re: They are out to get me.||funknuggets|
Jul 16, 2002 7:01 AM
|I realize that your post is likely in jest, otherwise you have a problem. But the overpopulation of deer is a problem that exists in many states, if not all of them. The lack of any adequate population of predators, other than man and cars, has allowed the deer population to rise to a level that has prompted many conservation agencies to have what are called "controlled kills" to diminish the population to manageable levels to minimize the destruction by deer.
So, if you think that the number of deer is getting unbearable, you need to call your local conservation agency. If the number of complaints and accidents are numerous enough, they will have to do something. Keep in mind that reducing the population of deer is actually more healthy for the deer population as it reduces disease and competition for resources.
They will likely be better able to help you than us cyclists.
Just an FYI. And remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires...
(You might try a deer whistle on your car...or bike for that matter)