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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2017, 01:29:16 pm »
Tried it but the wolf couldn't keep up for long enough.
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2017, 07:07:07 pm »
WOW !

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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2017, 10:58:43 am »
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2017, 11:33:45 am »
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2017, 08:09:23 pm »
was thinking the whistle was working after all.

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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2017, 03:34:18 am »
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2017, 01:46:11 pm »
Hit one and the bike pretty much stopped dead. Apparently I flew through the air and landed about 60ft away from my bike. Not nice. Lucky Im still here.
I rarely see any bikes on the road at night in the uk but I have to ride at night. I see deer here all the time even on major motorways and very close to city centres. They are in my opinion a real problem but nobody seems to care.

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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2017, 04:32:35 pm »
Hit one and the bike pretty much stopped dead. Apparently I flew through the air and landed about 60ft away from my bike. Not nice. Lucky Im still here.
I rarely see any bikes on the road at night in the uk but I have to ride at night. I see deer here all the time even on major motorways and very close to city centres. They are in my opinion a real problem but nobody seems to care.
Yes they are at epidemic numbers in some parts of the UK, but as they look cute onChristmas cards, nobody wants to cull Bambi, or foxes. Now, if they looked like large black rats, I'm guessing the problem would soon go away.
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2017, 11:08:03 pm »
Yes they are at epidemic numbers in some parts of the UK, but as they look cute onChristmas cards, nobody wants to cull Bambi, or foxes. Now, if they looked like large black rats, I'm guessing the problem would soon go away.


I saw a documentary sort of thing on the UK fox story! Very much like our ever adaptable Coyote except they can get into anywhere... and they're cuter.
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2017, 11:17:59 pm »
I have seen coyotes and deer in the middle of town; they followed a dry creek bed.  But more & more new roads and houses are being built in what used to open fields; they have to go somewhere.  I live "in the country" and often see signs for missing dogs.  All of them on the smaller side.  Apparently Corgis are a coyote delicacy.
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2017, 08:53:04 am »
nobody wants to cull Bambi, or foxes. Now, if they looked like large black rats, I'm guessing the problem would soon go away.

We call them forest rats. They're just larger rats. But twice in the last eleven years Blue Tongue disease has killed a lot of them. I had one die about 100 yards from the back door, imagine holding a 10 day dead mouse under your nose. It was impossible to breathe  outside the house at all for about eight weeks.

But I spoke with an older gent about the numbers and he told me when he was young that it was very rare to even see a deer. I have them in the back yard almost every night. SE Kentucky. Too few hunters now. It's easier to go and buy hormone/antibacterial laden beef than to hunt and dress a deer. So they thrive. And this feeds the coyotes and wolves ( two of those behind the house a few years back) which will also take your pets and even attack us if we are alone against two or three. I personally know one hunter that was attacked when squirrel hunting and he fortunately had an auto Browning shotgun, killed four coyotes. I no longer take long hikes in the woods without a pistol or rifle. As the population nationwide here grows in the cities and shrinks in the rural areas the antigun thoughts seem rational. Especially with the mental cases that kill so many (and those seem to be mostly city dwellers---it is the crowding of rats that causes the violence in controlled lab experiments, not the cocaine). But if one lives in a rural area, where the drug crazed desperadoes can and will attack like a rabid feral dog or an opportunistic forest predator, one cannot fathom the antigun hysteria.

 Back to near misses, huge buck sliding into my lane as he tried to avoid me, I could have slapped his face as I slipped by at 50 or so. I also have had a wild turkey hit my helmet at about 40mph, it hurts. Last week a near miss at 5am, a coyote closing on one of my cats. Next time I'll light his ass with a lazer before firing.

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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2017, 09:14:15 am »
Leaving the politics aside, they definitely are forest rats. We get the darned things in the heart of DC, as they follow the parkways with all the nice grass. I've had a number of close calls in Georgetown of all places, and a carcass was rotting a couple of days ago near where Canal Road passes Georgetown University.
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2017, 09:36:27 am »
I can just imagine the tree huggers getting all uptight and demanding something be done to save the defenseless deer from the ravages of rampaging vehicles... ::025::
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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2017, 04:01:45 pm »
politics, someone say politics.... just messing around... deer are prey animals, they are supposed to be on the menu..... need more hunters.

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Re: Close calls with Deer
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2017, 07:36:34 pm »
I can just imagine the tree huggers getting all uptight and demanding something be done to save the defenseless deer from the ravages of rampaging vehicles... ::025::


Ssssh....somebody might hear you.   :)) I know people that would rather see a human injured than any animal.  I've never seen an aggressive coyote.  There's a pack of five that live in my area; they run at the first sight of a human.  Now, if you're a Corgi....run!
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