Getting a Deer off the Road


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Deputy Ryan Swartz of Huron County, Michigan responded to a call about a car hitting a deer Friday night. The small doe just stood there dazed, like a deer in the headlights... well, not like, because that's exactly what she was. Swartz got out of his car to shoo the animal off the road before someone hit it again, but the doe still didn't move. So the deputy did what he had to do. After about 25 minutes, the deer took off into the woods. Link -via Arbroath


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Deer on the road can be scary. The motorist probably just spooked it, rather than hit it.

I remember seeing two deer run across an icy road in front of me. One slipped on the ice and fell, and I was pretty sure I was gonna hit it, but it got up in time.
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I once encountered three deer while riding my bike at night. Completely blocking the path, just standing there, staring. I tried talking to them, but, wisely enough, they ignored me. Like deer-shaped cats.
What finally got them to move was when I whistled.
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