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Oh deer ...again.

Posted Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8:19 AM

I was lucky this time.

Just about 10 minutes ago, coming into Shelbyville via Hwy. 130, I spotted a four point buck standing on the side of the road.

I slammed on my brakes as it began to sprint across the road, but the damp highway caused me to keep sliding right into the poor beast.

Wham.

However, there was no damage this time and the young fellow ran off.

As I posted before: according to the Pittsburg Kansas Morning Star, "the high season for car crashes with deer runs from October through December. Every year, those wrecks account for more than 150 human and nearly 1.5 million deer fatalities. "

So let's keep an eye out for these creatures before they ruin your day.


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LMAO...The story about crazy turkeys attacking mail carriers because of the red, white and blue colors is histerical. Now I am visualizing Chevy chase as a mail carrier going postal on a crazed turkey by blowing all of its feathers off with a shotgun. Then the naked turkey running off into the woods looking for unsuspectiong female turkeys.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Sun, Dec 7, 2008, at 8:01 AM

I'll watch what I wear this spring!!

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 8:20 PM

Turkeys get um.. "twitterpated" in the spring. They may move a little farther from their general territory in the winter as food is not as abundant and that may be what you are seeing. Interesting thing about turkeys is that when the male is umm... "feeling the most twitterpated" his head turns red, white and blue. Their were cases in a town, and I cant remember which one, where the turkeys were attacking US mail carriers over and over. Even coming inside the mail jeep to attack. The theory was the red, white and blue on the uniforms and jeep made them psycho. Like they were seeing a giant "twitterpated" male turkey and went into attack mode.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 4:25 PM

Do turkey go through this at this time also? We see groups in our yard and along the roads quite frequently now.

We thought we had Christmas dinner "forced" on us the other day. They get confused and keep running in front of us.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 8:50 AM

I think that's teh case with hormone issues in any species, LOL. ( I teach high school and can give you some eyewitness accounts!! RLOL.)

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 11:20 AM

LOL, yeah I bet. Well imagine if anyone of those boys were producing a hundred times more testosterone than normal. Thats what happens when deer go into rut. Actually I think the scientific term is "twitterpated" LOL.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 2:08 PM

Someone hit one on the Shelbyville/Lewisburg Highway...is that 64?...last week as you top the rise to turn onto 130 West. It was where you couldn't see anything until it was too late to stop. We live on 130 West and in the evenings I have been watching as many as 30 cross the creek on the backside of our pastures.

"Deer during this time go completly off their rocker and may do anything. "

I think that's teh case with hormone issues in any species, LOL. ( I teach high school and can give you some eyewitness accounts!! RLOL.)

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 11:20 AM

Maybe the deer are doing their own Jihad using terrorist deer?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 11:02 AM

There is a area on Hwy 82 going into Bell Buckle on the right hand side were i have had to stop several times to let several deer's cross or stop to stop them and scare them back into the field they came from. Same place every time. So I always slow down when I come to that area cause it is 55 right thru there. So anyone going that way keep in mind that there are deers thru there and they will jump out in front of you and if you are going 55 you will not beable to stop in time.

-- Posted by heaven8kids7grandrebelrose on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 9:06 AM

Brian,

Oct-Dec is the time of pre-rut, rut, and then it starts post rut. Deer during this time go completly off their rocker and may do anything. Alot of people believe they are in the road more due to pressure from hunters, but thats typically not the case. They will chase does to the point of exhaustion even till they die sometimes. I am glad there was no damage, and you are right people do need to be a little more cautious during this period.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 8:34 AM


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