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Re: Deer-proofing an Audi

Horch, August writes:
 > Coming home from Fort Collins on Friday night, enjoying some spirited
 > driving on one of the few twisty roads in Colorado, I came up over a
 > hill doing about 60 & find a poor Doe standing right in the middle of
 > the road.  I hit the brakes and dove for the ditch.  The doe, of course,
 > ran straight for the car; I hit the doe & the ditch at about the same
 > time.  I'll save you the gorry details, but there isnt' much left of
 > Audi or deer (altho the Audi made it home afterwards...)  :-(  Anyone
 > out there with experience with those deer whistle's I've seen?  Do they
 > really work?  Any favorite brands?  I really don't want to be
 > responsible for the loss of anymore animal life.  Many thanks.

I used to know a guy who worked for insurance companies writing up the
claims and inspecting the damage. He told me about a case where a car
was damaged by hitting a deer. There on the bumper of the car was a
pair of those "deer whistle's". I live in a high deer population area
also and I decided not to spring for the "whistle's" after hearing
about their effectiveness in that case. 
I know this isn't really what you wanted to hear, but that's what
happened in one case. 

David Ritter
89 200Q
90 200QW