Danger on the Road
|Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic)
|Date Taken: 2006-10-01|
|Camera: Olympus Stylus 710|
|Exposure: f/3.9, 1/800 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2006-10-03 1:45|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|On Sunday, we went for a drive to Waterton with the intention of getting fall color and wildlife pictures. Only about 1/2 hour drive from Lethbridge, a few miles past the town of Magrath and SW of Potbelly Creek, we encountered this horrible sight on the left side of the highway. It put a damper on our spirits: a beautiful whitetail fawn cut down by a driver, probably within the past hour. Debris of headlight cover and lens indicate it would have been a late model car. Skidmarks ar over the shoulder line.|
Please, for the sake of our wildlife, drive carefully in these areas.
My wife was unable to get out of the car or even look, so I borrowed her digital for the pictures.
For an alternate view, check WS.
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Feel sad to see this deer as victim of 'hit-and-run' human behavior. Good documentary foto.
- [2006-10-03 5:10]
poor deer. seeinga dead animal i´d normally say this is nature,
but this was totally unnatural and unnecessary.
..at least it´s not too bloody and still in "good" shape,
unlike the "2-dimensional" hedgehogs i find around here next to the streets.
did you put it on the side or lfet it just there where you found it?
thanks & have a great day, thorsten.
Sad story Otto, but commonplace here. They are a serious threat to motorists in many parts of the country..
I actually used to hunt deer years ago in Texas, no more. But the hunting serves to keep the numbers down, so car vs deer is kept to a minimum.
- [2006-10-03 22:33]
Statistics say October is the month with the highest incidence of car/deer collisions.In the Ottawa area the stats are 3 kills a day.The Police have issued warnings and asked motorists to slow down.This issue was a front page story in the newspaper today.A very sad event, and probably avoidable.Not a pleasant image but a reality.TFS