Monday, January 21, 2013

Damn Deer

So I got T-boned by a deer tonight as I ferried the oldest Urchin to dance class. It ran right into the side of the minivan, crunching the handle of the sliding door.


There's still a tuft of fur jammed in the side of said door handle. It was one of those times when there was nothing I could have done. It shot out of the woods at top speed like the hounds of Hell were on its heels. Or at least a pack of ill-tempered and slightly rabid squirrels. And head butted the side of the van. I saw it get up and move off in the rear view as I kept going.

At least the person tailgating me in the snowfall didn't run it over. They were (barely) able to stop in time.

All in all, it could have been much worse.

So, any deer collisions in your past?


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

My oldest son has been hit by a deer on both sides of his car. Like your experience, he didn't run into them, they ran into him and left behind some hair.
Glad you're all right. Heard the roads are slippery.

Victoria said...

Oy! That stinks!
That man's little clown car has been abused by deer about 4 times now! He never hits them, they always hit him. Most recently the day of our last meeting when the deer crashed into the driver's door...It's and ugly dent. The door wouldn't shut and there's still hair all through the car...and we're not sure the car is okay.

M.J. Fifield said...

I've been fortunate enough not to hit any deer. My sister-in-law totaled my car doing that though.

I did come thisclose to hitting a moose once. Glad I missed because my car would not have survived that one.

nutschell said...

Thank goodness everyone was all right. Glad I don't have that problem--would be strange to have deer collisions here in california.


Ava Quinn said...

@ Sue- Thanks. The roads were a little slick that night. There must be something about that car of your son's that angers deer.

@Vicki- Dang, they must hate your Man's car to attack it that often! Glad he's okay!

@M.J.- Uh, yeah. I don't know of too many vehicles that would live to tell the tale after tangling with a frickin' moose!

@Nutschell- Thanks! My friend from Cali says there's only nuts, fruits and flakes to worry about there. She calls it the cereal state. lol.

Cherie Reich said...

Ugh! At least it sounds like it didn't do too much damage.

Ava Quinn said...

Not too much. Huge deer head sized dent that will kill the resale value, but the door still slides open.

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