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Oh, Deer!

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srpit

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Apr 19 2014 at 6:43am #

Ouch! – be extra careful at dusk and dawn!

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/bicyclist-recovering-after-collision-with-deer-sends-him-to-hospital/


rice rocket

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Apr 19 2014 at 5:39pm #

They’ve started doing population control in North Park I believe, our local municipality is considering something similar.

Really necessary IMHO, the deer population is completely out of control.


screbner

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Apr 20 2014 at 6:22am #

I was riding with Allen when it happened. It was 11:05 am last Sunday morning – hardly dusk or dawn. It was sunny, a very pleasant day until he got hit.

White-tailed deer populations are a problem and will continue to be a threat as long as we continue to sprawl houses across the countryside. We’ve created a great habitat for them – lots of food and few predators.


Mikhail

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Apr 20 2014 at 8:27am #

Allen is a leader of WPW Allen’s Ride (Class B/C rides) on Sundays. It happened on one of his rides. :(


Pierce

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Apr 24 2014 at 3:24pm #

Yeah, what are deer doing around a forested area with farmland… Where do they get off. You’d think they used to have a whole continent or something…

I mean heck, you guys hear of that irreversible climate change coming up on us in 15 years? It’s not a matter of our westernized consumption habits… it’s the dear

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.750036,-79.9435135,1187m/data=!3m1!1e3

As far as I know, this is pretty rare. I’ve been hit by several cars, but I never thought population control was the solution


JaySherman5000

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Apr 25 2014 at 7:54am #

Pierce wrote:
As far as I know, this is pretty rare. I’ve been hit by several cars, but I never thought population control was the solution

Really? It’s a pretty basic concept: the fewer cars there are on the road, the less likely you are to be hit by one. I thought an intelligent, enlightened person like you would understand simple arithmetic. Oh well.


Pierce

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Apr 25 2014 at 8:08am #

Well I also got left hooked at an intersection at night when there were no other cars around

A bunch of cautious deer are okay and don’t cause accidents. Car drivers are the same way. It’s usually only the erratic ones that cause problems.

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