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Re: Deer Season...

In a message dated 11/11/99 8:53:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
audi@mediaone.net writes:

<< and the Queen does not like her herd to be reduced by unfortunate Audi
 drivers.  Be careful out there!

i'd be more worried what the deer can do to one's car, and the occupants, as 
a result of trying to swerve around it or colliding with it..     a local 
mechanic friend of mine hit a deer a few weeks ago in his '83 5kTD and messed 
it up pretty good bodywise, tho he is still driving it (those diesels never 
die!)   its a shame, the car was in excellent shape, and there arent many 
5kTD's left here in the states.  most likely he will buy back from ins.co and 
fix the damage himself.  
heres a tip when driving at night in deer country - 
if you should encounter Bambi standing in the middle of the road, or on the 
shoulder - most of you know that they (and most all other animals) will 
freeze when they see the headlights..  but if you lay on the horn, the 
jarring noise from the horn will have a greater effect of scaring them out of 
the way (ive encountered many animals on the road, but never hit one yet.)  
it works..sound makes more of an impression on them than sight... .  
Case in point-  if you are hunting, you can usually creep up to a deer while 
it is staring straight at you, but the second you make a loud noise (gunshot) 
it will take off..(if youre a bad shot :<)   

'86 5kT, TQ