Deer Crossings in High Traffic Areas

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  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of a West Wing episode
    It's Irresponsible to place Deer Crossing signs in High Traffic Areas

     
  2. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    :rofl: My mother.
     
  3. KatieC

    KatieC Well-Known Member

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    If she gets the deer crossing signs moved, maybe the falling rock signs can be moved too. After all, those falling rocks can be dangerous.
     
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  4. Alixana

    Alixana who is on vacation!!

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    unbelievable :rofl:
     
  5. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    That's no joke. Up in Fort Ann, about an hour north of where I live, State Rt. 4 was closed because of a rock slide.
     
  6. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    There are no words...:rofl:
     
  7. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    Ok... I finally read the article and... SERIOUSLY??? Is this woman THAT incredibly stupid?? Last year between the middle of November and New Years Day at 2:30 AM, I saw no less than 12 deer, 11 of them live ones either alongside the road or crossing right in front of my car, in places ranging from the very rural Old Military Road just outside Lake Placid to the very urban business strip that is State Route 7 in Latham, NY. I've seen them on the side of I-787 which runs between the Hudson River and Albany. I've actually seen more deer in urban areas in the past year than in rural ones and I got news for this woman... deer cross the road and go wherever the feck they want to go and, short of successfully killing them off, there isn't a damn thing people can do to stop that.
     
  8. jenlyon60

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    I believe the interview may be on YouTube. It is very entertaining.
     
  9. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah; the phone call is linked in the article as a YouTube vid, complete with :D photos throughout. I posted it on my Facebook.
     
  10. cruisin

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    :eek: Can this woman really not understand, that the signs are warnings for motorists and not directions for the deer?
     
  11. Karina1974

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    ^^Apparently not.

    I hate this time of year, because it is mating season, so the deer are on the run more than usual. I travel to Chatham, NY and to Lenox, MA on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, both drives taking me through some of the rural sections of eastern NYS (Rensselaer and Columbia Counties). On one drive to Lenox last year I saw 7 of them in one 2-hour RT drive. I'm going out there tomorrow night as well and I'm not looking forward to the drive, but the contra dance I'm attending is worth the risk.
     
  12. danceronice

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    ...Ma'am, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but...deer can't read.

    Between the rut and hunting season and it getting darker earlier it can "fun" around here. If I have one cross in front of me, I stop and wait, because there are usually more.
     
  13. Lizziebeth

    Lizziebeth the real Lizziebeth

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    Deer certainly can't read. I lost my beloved Subaru after my second deer collision in three years. After second crash (in the City limits!) they totalled my car.

    This time of year is really bad. I try to avoid driving at dusk.
     
  14. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Truly? :rofl:
     
  15. skatingfan5

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    Some of the signs have no writing on them for even the most educated deer to read ... just a silhouette of a deer in mid leap. I think such signs likely encourage deer to gather in those places -- the better to admire their depictions on the signage. :p
     
  16. milanessa

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    I always thought those were for baby deers that hadn't yet learned to read but your thought makes sense. They gotta have a hook up place somewhere.
     
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    I'm still hoping the caller was, for an unknown reason, so bored and joking. I'm very afraid she wasn't but one can hope, right? ;) :rofl:
     
  19. orbitz

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    They don't need to know how to read. That's why the sign has a picture of a deer jumping across the road. Surely a picture is the universal language, no? :)
     
  20. cruisin

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    :lol:

    Maybe the deer think it's their restroom area. After all, they know that we put images of men and women on the doors for ours. :D
     
  21. milanessa

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    Another good thought - Ewwww, imagine the deer poop. :yikes:
     
  22. skipaway

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