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It is deer season

Posted Monday, November 16, 2009, at 11:20 PM

My husband is the deer hunter in the family, but I got one first this year. You have already figured out that it was the easy way -- with my car. Actually, I did not kill the deer and hope it wasn't injured. I know so many people who have hit deer or been hit by deer. Sometimes the vehicles are badly damaged. I was very lucky, and so was the deer.

I was driving home on Midland about 5 pm today. It was already dark, of course. Then the deer was just there, running right in front of me, and there was no way I could stop soon enough to avoid it. There was a thud, but the deer never stopped. I think it was a buck, but I can't swear to it. I'm telling my husband it was a buck. I pulled over to the side of the road and turned on the flashers. I just had to get out and see what the front of my car looked like. I didn't really see any dents or broken lights. A nice young man stopped to make sure I was OK. He turned his car around to shine his lights on my car, as I couldn't find the flashlight that is supposed to be in my car. (Tomorrow I'll check for that again.) When I got home and under lights in the garage, I could see just the edge of the grill was damaged, as was the metal strip that goes around the grill. That doesn't look very bad, but it means I'll be buying a whole grill. I just discovered they sell them on eBay.

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The whistles worked from the airflow of the moving vehicle, or were suppose to. They really didn't work as the sound was projected forward and limited in scope. I used to see ads for them in newspaper inserts (the coupon pages); I'm sure they appeared in other places.

-- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Nov 19, 2009, at 10:43 AM

A hearing impaired deer will probably not be around long.

Betty, Do the whistles operate by airflow while driving or battery?

I presume other animals hear them?

If you don't mind my asking, where did you get them?

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Nov 18, 2009, at 9:01 AM

Maybe it was a hearing impaired deer...

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 3:15 PM

Steve, I have deer whistles on my car. They have been on this one & the one before that. I thought that was why I had been lucky. Guess the whistles wore out.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 12:41 PM

There used to be some devices that would alert deer of your vehicle's approach and supposedly chase them away, but I could not find anything on eBay, so if it is not there, it probably is no linger produced.

Probably a good reason, like it did not work, or it annoyed every dog in the neighborhood.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 7:43 AM

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