Oh Deer Me - Watch Out!

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Old School's Comment
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Finished out a trip from Delhi, Louisiana to Amesbury, Massachusetts today. The fall colors are really starting to look nicely up here in the Northeast. Just seeing all the trees turning colors today reminded of me of something that I thought I would post a reminder about, or maybe even a warning to the new drivers on the road this year. As Autumn begins to make it's advances into nature there is one thing you want to keep in mind. From here on until the end of December you are going to start seeing a lot of dead White Tailed deer on the road ways.

During this time of year nature flings a strong craving on these beautiful creatures, and they lose all sense of their normal instincts that tend to keep them safe from harm. They've got one thing on their mind... well, let's just say they have got hormones raging through their body that would make your average teenager's longings for love seem like an eighty nine year old man's. They are heated up and looking for a way to cool it down.

For some reason when they go through this annual time period they seem to forget all those good things their momma's taught them when they were just young little Bambi's. Things like "remember to look both ways when you are crossing the Interstate ," or "It's rude to cut in front of eighteen wheelers." They just completely lose it for a while, and many of them will get killed in the whole delirious process of "the chase."

So... Be on your guard and watch out for these love sick creature out their chasing each other down. They are certainly not watching out for you.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I got a raccoon the other night. Dude took two leaps and bounds and I heard meaty thwack. Felt bad for him but I kept going listening to Pantera at midnight.

Kyle B.'s Comment
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I got a raccoon the other night. Dude took two leaps and bounds and I heard meaty thwack. Felt bad for him but I kept going listening to Pantera at midnight.

Ok for some reasion I cant help but laugh at that comment.

THough another good reminder (Im not a driver yet how ever As a fellow Norestah.)

THe further northward you get the higher chances of there being Moose in the road ways, A adult moose can acutly disloge your Truck engine and slam it right into your Cabin. At lest thats what a Trucker who was talking to me during quiet time at work told me.

SO if any one is caught heading into far north Maine Take it slower, youll never know what will come onto the road.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Indy's Comment
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Here are some deer driving tips I got from my company:

-Times of highest risk of deer collision is between dusk to dawn.

-At night, drive with high beams on whenever there is no oncoming traffic. The lights cause deer's eyes to glow, making them more visible. High beams also help you see farther, giving you more time to react if there is a deer on/near the road.

-Don't leave your lane of travel by swerving to avoid hitting a deer. This could result in loss of control and/or hitting another vehicle. Swerving is the reason for most deer related deaths and injuries.

-If a deer collision occurs or is imminent brake firmly and keep the steering wheel straight.

-They often move in groups, so if you see one deer be prepared for others that may be following.

In addition to hormones, hunting season and crop harvesting also cause deer to be on the move and behaving recklessly. Up here in Indiana and surrounding states, data suggests there is a 21% greater likelihood of being involved in a deer related crash this year than last.

Be safe!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
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I saw two of the cutest fawns and a gorgeous doe between Flagstaff and Kingsman today. I squeeeeed and then told them that they better stay right where they were!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Out west you need to be on the look out for Mule deer, they are a little bigger. The Elk are also on the move. We towed in a F150 that had an argument with an elk. Oh and also be on the lookout for migrating big horn sheep.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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They are heated up and looking for a way to cool it down.

They are also finding countless humans trudging through the woodlands stalking them with super loud guns so they're looking to get out of harm's way!

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Moose eyes do not glow in headlights like a deer's eyes do. (Say that 5 times fast)

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'm still upset that I've never seen a dancing deer like the one on all the road signs.

Pastor C.'s Comment
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They've got one thing on their mind... well, let's just say they have got hormones raging through their body that would make your average teenager's longings for love seem like an eighty nine year old man's. They are heated up and looking for a way to cool it down.

Greatest quote ever! However my 13 year old son and his socks might disagree

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