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Goddamm Deer!!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by jerseyguy, Apr 22, 2014.

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  1. jerseyguy

    jerseyguy VIP Whale

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    Ate the hell out of the nice arbivitae that I have around my patio in back and now I see they ate a nice shrub in front. Sprayed a bunch of that reallly foul urine smelling repellant all over, even around the back of the yard .Neighbors have to be loving that stuff esp. on a windy day like today.Hope the termites come back soon.
     
  2. NickyDim

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    They want to use Federal Sharpshooters to thin 3000 head of deer from Long Island, but the people protested and now it's in litigation. Sounds like you could use it there too.
     
  3. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    There's a "gated" community up north that was being overrun with these tall rats. The logical thing was to cull the herd. But, no, the touchy-feelies thought money would be better spent in sterilization; can't remember if it was the does or the bucks. Looked like a crackerjack idea when the fawn pop dropped one season … and then a few "fresh" deer crashed the gates, so to say. Boom.
     
  4. undathesea

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    Deer are tough. The thing that really brings them around is fruiting trees. If your neighborhood has one or some... they'll gravitate to it like flies to poop.
     
  5. Joe

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    It sucks, but at least one didn't run into your car. The average here in a year is 17,000 deer/car crashes. My nephew has hit 5 of them, or they hit him.:evillaugh

    10 people a year die on average but the collisions rack up HUGE numbers in vehicle repairs.
     
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  6. jerseyguy

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    You're right about that Joe

    I've had a few close calls but no hits. Some friends of mine have sustained some major damage from deer down here. We're on the edge of the Pinelands region of Jersey which is a huge mostly woods area loaded with deer.You really have to watch it at night on the back roads especially. You nail one at 70-80 mph on the Parkway I dont even want to think about it.
     
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    I hit one on the PA Turnpike just over 10 years ago. Two deer leaped over the center divider on the Pike. The divider was so high it was impossible to see the deer until they were already on the highway. The truck in the far left lane that I was trailing by a few car lengths smashed the first one that was closest... It splashed my windshield with blood and launched the deer high into the sky. I was tracking it for fear it would hit me on the way down and I lost track of the second deer. Sure enough, when I looked up, the second deer was right in front of me.

    I clipped it's hindquarter and slid up onto my hood and off again and managed to scurry to the safety of the shoulder without hitting anyone else.

    Though on the surface it didn't look that bad, it punctured the radiator and did enough damage to the car internally that it effectively totaled the car.

    This was prior to me owning a cellphone (it was 2002). When being stuck on the side of the road, meant being stuck on the side of the road.

    Ah... the good old days.
     
  8. Joe

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    Never even thought about buying a cell phone until my Saab's cat converter caught fire one night driving home from work. Talk about a helpless feeling...run from the car and watch it burn on the side of the interstate.
     
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  9. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    I have a freezer full of venison. I'm doing my part:peace: (rather, my husband and FIL are - I just cook the meat)

    I live in the boonies. I have a 6+ ft fence (below ground too) around the veggies. Pretty much everything else is sacrificial at some point.....
     
  10. LolaDoggie

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    You can do what you want but if your neighbours aren't being careful or your house is right on their usual path, they're not going to stop. They're creatures of habit. One of my friends had a deer come up behind her while she was gardening. Just standing there, watching her garden. Almost like...hey what are you planting...anything I'd like to eat?
     
  11. flyguyfl

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    We have many of them here in our gated community. I put up a four foot fence to save the wife's flowers in the back yard and spray the front flowers with a product called Deer Off.
    Saw one this morning in the neighbor's yard about 0645.
     
  12. donfairplay

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    Tall rats... with the heart of gold. :evillaugh

    (ok these aren't quite deer, but all the same)

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  13. Joe Strummer

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    Yeh, the deer ate the hell outta my front yard shrubs.
    My beautiful pink blooms are mostly eaten - or they
    were eaten before they bloomed.
    My tall thin pines ( I don't know the name ? --
    but they looked those tall thin pines in Tuscany ? )
    were all eaten up to about 5ft - same with all my neighbors.
    Looks horrible.
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    I've hit a deer w/ EVERY car I've EVER OWNED !
    Can't even count how many.......and all the near misses !
    My father had one come thru his windshield.....Jesus !
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    Try this for laughs ----
    I had a turkey almost fly into my open truck window.
    It just hit the top.....
    and I had feathers flying around me ( in the driver seat )
    while I'm driving down the road !:evillaugh
     
  14. jerseyguy

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    I guess I'm not alone with deer issues

    My own wife is a traitor ,"Oh they're so cute,especially the little ones". And of course she's the one whose car will probably never get hit. At least she got a nose full of that repellant yesterday,HA HA.
     
  15. Breeze147

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    In Kansas, a hawk flew straight into the windshield of our pickup. It was severely damaged. The hawk and the windshield both. I was in the Air Force on security patrol of some missle sites. We tried to save it but it died en route to a vet. (The hawk, not the windshield).

    I also hit a deer at 3 A.M. on a country road in Maryland. It wandered away after destroying the left front of my pickup. The first thing one of the locals said to me was "Didja find the meat?"
     
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