Deer Whistle Systems Help Reduce Up Close Deer Encounters
Deer Whistle Systems and deer accidents were something that never crossed my mind
until I moved to a small unincorporated area of Mississippi. It was great to finally get out of the city or so
It was cool the first time I saw a deer standing in a field as I was
driving through the country side during the day time on my way to the city. My enjoyment of seeing the deer was
short lived however as my drives into the city quickly turned into white knuckle stress driving especially at night
but the day time was just as bad at times.
I was about to learn first hand about up close deer encounters
involving vehicles. Oh, they do look twice the size up close and running towards your vehicle.
The first deer encounter was on a peaceful morning around 9:00 AM as
I was driving down a small country road still half asleep and paying more attention to the radio tuner and the cup
of coffee in my hand.
Out of the corner of my left eye; low hanging tree branches on the left side of the road savagely thrashing about on a windless morning caught my attention.
The movement had my full attention in about two seconds when a big
deer bolted through the tree branches at a high rate of speed, jumped the small ditch and headed straight toward my
vehicle that was cruising at 50 miles per hour.
The deer’s projected path had the still running deer crashing head
first into the driver’s door.
Seeing the deer was not going to stop, I punched the gas and swerved
the car to the right while trying to keep from spilling the cup of coffee and stay out of the ditch at the same
I thought I had made it until I heard BAM! I had my first deer
The noise from the impact that came from the area of the left corner
panel was loud and sounded like maximum damage.
I caught the image of the deer landing on the road through the
driver’s door side mirror. I’m thinking deer accidents actually do happen as I hit the brakes. My mind was racing
as I watched the still motionless deer from the mirror.
How in the heck was I going to get that big deer out of the road? Did
I need to call the wildlife cops? How much damage was there to my car?
Opening the door of my vehicle, I slowly climbed out of my car while keeping a
cautious eye on the deer.
Holding my breath, I expected to find major damage to my car but to
my relief I saw the deer had crashed into the wheel. You could see the imprint of the deer’s head on the rubber
Happy to see my car escaped damage, I turned my attention back to the deer laying a few feet
behind the car.
I walked back to the deer and contemplated my next move while looking
down at the dead deer. I almost crapped my pants when the deer all of a sudden leaped to its feet. It then
shook its head from side to side while looking at me who was now quickly backing away.