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post #1 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon vs. Deer = :-)

So I'm driving home from work last night around 8pm and it begins to rain JUST enough to slick the roads a bit.

I am going 40mph and look to my right and think, "Dang that's a big dog...." Come to find out in about 20 yards that it is a deer. It hesitates and goes the other direction, I hit the brakes, the deer turns, runs onto the road, stops by the driver's side front fender....I begin to slide from the wet road and BAM!...

I clipped his rear end, it spins around hits the road, gets up and runs up the hill...seemingly ok....

I got home 2 miles later, pulled the Jeep into the garage, turned the lights on (reluctantly) only to see NO damage whatsoever. I had all of 3 deer hairs on the bumper and front driver's fender and that is it!

Man am I happy! I love this Jeep....

Granted, I hit it "perfectly" and was only going around 15-20mph.

If I still had my RSX Type-S, it would have been really terrible...

Only have a deer with a sore rear.

Just wanted to share my "success" story.

Peace and enjoy the weekend!
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 09:07 AM
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Much happier ending than my little incident with a deer...

A few parts seem to be missing...

Should be done today!

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awww...dude....

sorry....

phew!

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 11:15 AM
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I am going 40mph and look to my right and think, "Dang that's a big dog...."
THATS HILARIOUS BECAUSE ITS TRUE!!! I have seen deer and thought the same thing

Glad there was no damage

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 01:14 PM
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Glad you didn't suffer any damage. We have lots of deer around here in WV. Yesterday I almost plowed down a full grown wild turkey. Luckily he went back into the woods as I swerved instead of running into the road like most deer do.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 01:37 PM
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Bah, deer are lightweights. You should try running into an Alaskan moose.
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Males in prime condition weigh from 1,200 to 1,600 pounds. Adult females weigh 800 to 1,300 pounds.
People run into them all the time and generally, if you hit one at any speed at all, there isn't any "fixing" your car - it's totaled. There's a good chance that YOU might be totaled too. A friend of mine hit one once, ended up with a bloody moose in his front seat kicking around (it came through the windscreen). Real nasty experience.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 01:49 PM
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Wow! Your lucky Dude.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-27-2007, 04:17 PM
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You are lucky. I have personally hit a deer in an Acura RSX-S at 70 MPH. I was unhurt but the Acura had some pretty serious injuries. Shut down I-65 in both directions south of Montgomery, AL that night...

I have always been a hunter, but after that incident I became more focused on deer, taken at least 35 since then with my FAL. They are like rats in the south.

Glad you were not injured. I've seen a fatality in a deer vs cherokee classic incident on the road I travel every day to work.

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