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Re: Deer-proofing an Audi

> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 22:52:19 -0500
> From: Huw Powell <human@nh.ultranet.com>
> Subject: Re: Deer-proofing an Audi
> What I notice, maybe just because I'm looking for it, is that wildlife in
> general tends to just sit still instead of making a break for it.  A group
> of deer on the side of the road, which in the past would have bolted in
> unpredictable directions at an unpredictable time, will now just stand
> there, then turn and amble into the woods.
> Cats still try to play "beat the clock" with your tires.
> So IMHO, they work.  But you still shouldn't be driving in such a way as to
> come over  a hill or around a corner so fast you will hit what you couldn't
> see.  I worry a deer will hear the whistle, freeze in the lane, and
> kabsploot! when I 'round the corner (or crest the hill).

I remember always being warned that deer will just stand there and stare
at your headlights.  So, if you're in a situation where you need the deer
to move (no way to steer around them), would it be enough just to turn off
your headlights?  I've never had a chance to try this out, since I live
too close to the city.

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