I like it when somehow you just know you are being watched and when you look there are some deer looking at you wondering if you have seen them.
when i used to hunt
There is a lot of wildlife that gets hit by vehicles. Deer are big enough to be dangerous if you hit them and they make use of roads because driveways provide easy access to the salad bars.
My roadkill score is very low but deer are a definite danger. In my experience they seem to be surprised and startled by a vehicle and can actually jump into the road giving you almost zero stopping distance. To try and solve the problem I fitted deer scarers. These are a pair of whistles you mount on the front of the vehicle. Air flow is supposed to make a sound.
The results are hightly subjective, but I do think they work. I know the deer are are there because I can see their eyes shining but they seem less paniced and either hold their ground or run away not across the road. You would have thought that engine noise plus lights would provide plenty of warning but my (very subjective) opinion is that these things actually work. Maybe there is a market in Oz where roos are a problem?
i almost hit a moose while out on my motorcycle once. the dumb animal (and they are quite dumb) wandered along the side of the road, and i slowed way down, just in case. sure enough, it swung out into the road right in front of me. if i had not slowed down in anticipation, i most definitely would have hit it.my roadkill score is also very low. two squirrel, a rabbit (white, in the snow), and a snake. the one that scared me the most was the snake. i was a fairly new driver, and i hit it on end. i won't go into gory details, but it went off like a gun. i thought i blew a tire. never tried the whistles, as a friend had them. i could hear them, and it drove me nuts.i think the key to them is to surprise the deer before you are right on top of them. it will give them a chance to react early on, rather than directly in front of you. if i see the eyes glowing in the distance, i tend to give a couple quick blasts of the horn. same basic result as the whistles.~Travis
Speechless? or did the forum bug out on you? ~Travis
I am not sure why there is a post of me quoting you but if I did why would you be speechless?
Snakes are interesting. On the one hand if I see one without warning I will without thinking jump bach, other hand I can cave a cobra put next to me and am quite calm.