Driving Stories: Almost hit a deer…again!

Early this past weekend (“Friday the 13th” November of 2015), I almost hit a deer..again! I was driving south on a county road from Kensington to Cyrus coming back from visiting a friend in Wadena. I usually drive the speed limit (exactly) at night because it’s darker and it’s deer season. I’ve learned in the past during the deer season (I almost a hit a deer that just came out of the ditch going to Morris from Wheaton, Minnesota. I was driving the speed limit too and just nicked the leg as it crossed safely the highway as I tapped on my brakes gently and keep going.) to be more cautious than usual because it’s that time of the year where more deer are running around.

Ironically, I was sharing this past deer story with some folks at Wadena when a friend brought the story up. Some folks present shared to be extra cautious with the abundance of deer by their home in Wadena when going “home”.

As I was driving this county highway towards Cyrus, this deer was about to cross the highway. I slowly moved to my left crossing the median (no cars coming) as I lightly tapped my brakes. The deer decided to just galloped parallel with me driving south on this highway instead of crossing. I was like, “wow, I never seen the deer do that maneuver before”. I thank my Heavenly Father for sparing my car from getting damage as I’ve heard many stories of those that haven’t been fortunate 🙂

Defensive Driving Tips:

Avoiding Deer on the Road: Car Expert Lauren Fix – YouTube

How To Avoid Deer Vehicle Collisions – Steps to take to … – YouTube

MYTH #1: Always swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Actually, police statistics show that most motorist deaths and injuries occur when drivers swerve to avoid hitting the deer and strike a fixed object, such as a tree or another vehicle. It may seem powerless, but simply applying your brakes while you’re buckled up, gripping the steering wheel with both hands, and coming to a controlled stop (if possible) can actually help minimize damage and injuries. MYTH #2: Motorcyclists are not as likely to strike a deer. In fact, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to death or injury in motorcycle-deer crashes. More than 80 percent of all motorcycle-deer crashes involve an injury. MYTH #3: Deer are usually out at dusk. In addition to dusk, you should watch for deer during their prime feeding times; especially at dawn and the first few hours of darkness. Myth #4 – Hunting reduce Deer Vehicle Accident ABSOLUTELY NOT in fact hunting makes deer vehicle accident worse (see last portion below and link) Here are some other tips Allstate recommends: — Be especially cautious when driving on two-lane roads and rural roads. — If you see one deer cross, slow down and watch for others to follow. — Glance continually from the road to the roadside, looking for movement where roads are bordered by fields or natural habitat. — Heed deer crossing signs and reduce speed in deer “hot spots.” — At night, watch for reflection from headlights in the eyes of deer. — If a deer “freezes” in your headlights, turn your lights off and then on. For more information on this and other safety topics, visit http://www.allstate.com.

Car hits animal and how to prevent a car accident – YouTube

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Neutral Perspective: Dentist had the “right” to kill the Lion: “Yes” and “No”?

Cecil the lion death backlash still raging against Minnesota dentist; legal fallout uncertain
By Tad Vezner
tvezner@pioneerpress.com
Posted: 07/29/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT twincities.com

During a nighttime hunt in early July, Palmer and his guides tied a dead animal to a car, luring Cecil out of Hwange National Park, according to Zimbabwe conservation officials.

Palmer, 55, used a bow and arrow to shoot the lion on private land. Tracking data from the lion’s GPS collar show it survived for about 40 hours before it was shot and killed with a rifle. Palmer has admitted to killing the lion but said he believed everything about the hunt was legal, and that he was simply following the directions of his guides. ..”

Good Question: Why Are We So Passionate About Animals? July 29, 2015 10:27 PM
“Researchers also point out that when humans are crime victims, people don’t often see photos or videos right away. When animals are victims, those images are more common and can resonate with us. “

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Value of Life?

Cecil the lion: We’re capable of caring about more than one thing at once

carey-lodge Carey Lodge Christian Today Journalist Published 30 July 2015 christiantoday.com
“…”ISIS kills hundreds of Christian woman and children and nobody bats an eye. A dentist kills a lion and everybody freaks out,” one meme, shared over 8,000 times on Facebook, read, to murmurs of agreement from the moral cavalry.

The problem with this argument is that it suggests there is a hierarchy of things we’re allowed to be upset about and no two causes can occupy the same amount of space. That in condemning Cecil’s death, we are implicitly condoning the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, the normalisation of abortion, global poverty… fill in your own blank.
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Abortion

Isn’t it ironic that this whole “Cecil the lion” that was killed by a hunter social media explosion happened almost the same time as this “Planned Parenthood” corruption leaked out?…

Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen

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Marco Rubio causes Twitter firestorm by comparing Cecil the Lion’s death to Planned Parenthood controversy

Maxwell Tani

Jul. 29, 2015, 3:36 PM businessinsider.com
“..In a tweet on Tuesday, the GOP presidential candidate asked why there was a lack of outrage at the organization. It has come under fire after the release of controversial videos that show a Planned Parenthood executive discussing using aborted fetuses for research. Rubio connected it to “all this outrage over a dead lion.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/marco-rubio-cecil-the-lion-abortion-planned-parenthood-2015-7#ixzz3hRdTfcc2
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Hunter’s Perspective


Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing
AFP
By Stephanie Findlay
9 hours ago (July 30th 2015)news.yahoo.com/
“…”It’s a different ball game altogether in Africa because the social benefits from hunting are huge.”

Zimbabwe issues an annual quota approved by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) for the number of lions that can be hunted — not usually more than 30, according to Fundira.

A hunter must have a permit, must only hunt in daylight, on private land, or approved state land, and be accompanied by a park ranger. No hunting is allowed in national reserves.

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Profesional hunter Tavi Fragoso (R) and an employee …
Profesional hunter Tavi Fragoso (R) and an employee of Iwamanzi Game Reserve load the carcass of a h …

Usually, a lion hunt costs from $60,000 to $120,000 (55,000 to 110,000 euros) and takes place over seven to 21 days. Under certain conditions, bait is allowed.

The weapon of choice is a rifle, but a select few pay a premium for a bow and arrow kill.

“You pay an extra $3,000 to hunt using a bow and arrow,” Fundira explained, adding that such hunts were “extremely exceptional”.

Cecil was allegedly lured from a national reserve outside regular hours and shot with a bow and arrow.

It is unclear whether the hunter, American dentist Walter Palmer, had all the necessary permits.

Hunting fees are meant to be ploughed back into maintenance of the land and to pay local staff, though transparency is often poor.
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MISC.

Aslan’s Death ~ The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (with The Lion King music)