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Danger on the Road

Danger on the Road
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 95] (509)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Mammals
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
Viewed: 3589
Points: 8
[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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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To arfer: october killTheMystic 1 10-04 02:00
To TheUnknown: careless driverTheMystic 1 10-03 19:30
To thor68: 2-d hedgehogsTheMystic 1 10-03 19:20
To marhowie: threat to motoristsTheMystic 1 10-03 19:10
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Hi Otto,
Feel sad to see this deer as victim of 'hit-and-run' human behavior. Good documentary foto.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Otto,
What a horrible and sad sight. Seems like the accident occurred in broad daylight. Sounds like a careless driver to me.
Anyhow, I look forward to seeing your photos of fall colours because we dont get that down here in tropical Singapore ;)

poor deer. seeinga dead animal id normally say this is nature,
but this was totally unnatural and unnecessary.
..at least its 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.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
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Hello Otto

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


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