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Deer Down

I hit a deer, or actually it hit me. I was driving into the sunset peering under the visor when Slam. The first glimpse I got was a deer in mid-air trying to jump over my car. It’s vertical speed wasn’t greater than my horizontal speed (50mph) so he slammed into my windshield. You can see the long dents in the hood caused by his hooves as he tried to clear the car. He broke his neck on impact and the good part is he didn’t come into the car. I drove home with the windshield smashed. Damage was about $7000.


  • Calusarus - January 22, 2008 - 11:47 am

    Impressive shot, and when we read the happening, it’s more impressive, and you were lucky to have not more damages.ReplyCancel

  • MEM - January 22, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    Glad you’re okay! Sorry for the deer. I know about driving into the sunsets, and have seen many hooves and hoof prints, backsides, and eyes, and…. The shot reminds me of another shot of yours, crackling surfaces.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - February 2, 2008 - 12:53 am

    They can do alot of damage. They’ve hit several of my cars over the years too.ReplyCancel

  • Mo - February 11, 2008 - 1:46 am

    Oh my god! What a close call. Glad you survived it. Sorry to hear the deer didn’t.

    There is a place near my house (just outside the Philly border) where I have had two near-misses with a deer. Always one deer, always jumping right over a picket fence at just the moment that my car is approaching. I have come to expect that deer to be there whenever I drive by, so I always take it V-E-R-Y slowly.ReplyCancel

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