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OMG! :shock:

I don't know why, but I found that really funny!

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Cop hits deer while in pursuit.

Hmm, I think I suddenly have a taste for venison.

What is it, exactly, that motivates these animals to run in front of what is obviously a very large, very fast-moving object in the middle of the night and at the exact moment it is passing by, when it could just as well wait about 3/4 of a second and walk by after it passes? I think it is safe to assume that in the majority of night-time deer impacts, this is probably the case as there are so few cars on the road. I simply cannot comprehend what crosses an animal's mind (save for perhaps a suicide attempt?) that it can't invoke the survivalist instinct that we assume they have and wait for the fast object to pass by, instead of attempt to play "beat the train" against a car.

I often wonder the same thing about drivers in oncoming traffic who must turn and go through my lanes as I am approaching. 9 times out of 10, I will look in my rear view mirror and not see a single car behind me. This also happens a lot with people pulling out in front of me (by the time I am VERY close to them) and then into my lane, when there is not a single car behind me and they could have just as well waited 2-3 seconds for me to go by. Is this a documented disorder in mammals ... an inability to wait one extra second for a car going 40-50mph (and not followed by any other traffic) to pass by before attempting to traverse its path? Rabbits, squirrels, and other little varmints I can understand; they don't have the advantage of height and physical perspective to see vehicles before they attempt to cross roads, but it seems deer and humans alike have a common problem with this ...

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EWWWW! that was off how the deer exploded on impact...thankfully i wasnt eating dinner.

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Hmm, I think I suddenly have a taste for venison.

What is it, exactly, that motivates these animals to run in front of what is obviously a very large, very fast-moving object in the middle of the night and at the exact moment it is passing by, when it could just as well wait about 3/4 of a second and walk by after it passes? I think it is safe to assume that in the majority of night-time deer impacts, this is probably the case as there are so few cars on the road. I simply cannot comprehend what crosses an animal's mind (save for perhaps a suicide attempt?) that it can't invoke the survivalist instinct that we assume they have and wait for the fast object to pass by, instead of attempt to play "beat the train" against a car.

I often wonder the same thing about drivers in oncoming traffic who must turn and go through my lanes as I am approaching. 9 times out of 10, I will look in my rear view mirror and not see a single car behind me. This also happens a lot with people pulling out in front of me (by the time I am VERY close to them) and then into my lane, when there is not a single car behind me and they could have just as well waited 2-3 seconds for me to go by. Is this a documented disorder in mammals ... an inability to wait one extra second for a car going 40-50mph (and not followed by any other traffic) to pass by before attempting to traverse its path? Rabbits, squirrels, and other little varmints I can understand; they don't have the advantage of height and physical perspective to see vehicles before they attempt to cross roads, but it seems deer and humans alike have a common problem with this ...
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very interesting information, schulkw
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Man, anamnesis you must be related too the Architect from the Matrix.
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schulk,

That article was already common knowledge to me ... there aren't many places in nature that haven't been invaded by us. That still doesn't answer why people do it too, though.

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