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Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 pm
by sthbeach
Yeah........I would have chased down the deer and killed it and made sure that my car had enough damage to write it off too!

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:28 pm
by HerdingElectrons
Thanks for the updates as the story has progressed.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:21 pm
by GRA
sthbeach wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Yeah........I would have chased down the deer and killed it and made sure that my car had enough damage to write it off too!

911 caller: Hey, I just accidentally shot my friend and I think he's dead. What do I do?

911 dispatcher: First of all, you should make sure he's dead.

911 caller: . . . . . <BANG!> . . . Okay, now what?

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:20 pm
by sthbeach
LMAO

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:16 pm
by BuddyRayAtl
OK, so Update #2. The buyback of the Leaf they could not repair went perfectly as did the purchase of the new Leaf from a dealer in MA. We've had it now for about 6 months and put about 4k miles on it. All is well - we love it and luckily I haven't had to take it in for Service.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:14 am
by Oilpan4
Yeah there's too many deer around here too. I turned my land into a safe space for them, but there's just too many.
One got hit right in front of my house by a brand new car. It smashed the front, broke the windshield, dented the roof plus boot lid and broke a mirror. I'm pretty sure the car was totalled.
Then some one hauled off the deer. I was going to cut it up and feed it to my dogs.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:53 pm
by GRA
Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:14 am
Yeah there's too many deer around here too. I turned my land into a safe space for them, but there's just too many.
One got hit right in front of my house by a brand new car. It smashed the front, broke the windshield, dented the roof plus boot lid and broke a mirror. I'm pretty sure the car was totalled.
Then some one hauled off the deer. I was going to cut it up and feed it to my dogs.

Another way of looking at it is that there are too many cars and people, driving too fast to avoid the numerous deer, who live there after all.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:57 pm
by Oilpan4
New Mexico is the 6th least population dense state.
So there's not nearly as many people as inmost of the US.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:20 am
by downeykp
Way too many deer and not enough predators and hunters. Save a car kill a deer is my motto. Habitats are getting smaller predator numbers are dwindling. Not as many people hunting.

Re: I'm done - they can have the car back.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:35 am
by LeftieBiker
Hunters kill bucks in preference to does, which does nothing at all to control the deer population because even one buck can and will impregnate every doe in a herd, if he's the only one left. If they were serious about controlling deer, they would kill only does. (They would also stop claiming that bucks with big racks are dying of old age, as that process involves not growing large antler racks anymore, because the buck's teeth are worn out.) It's edge habitat like farmland that encourages deer to breed, so the idea that humans are the cause is pretty close to spot on. There are more deer now than there were before Europeans settled here, because we've essentially changed the habitat to encourage deer to breed.

I wrote something about this decades ago. Let's see if I can find it online...nope, it's gone.


I guess we can "call it" for this topic...