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PostSubject: Added Deer Whistles today   Wed 13 Jul 2011, 18:08

I'm not sure they are effective either, but my close call this week prompted me stick 'em on. While trying to avoid daytime heat by scootin' at dusk (I know, common sense missing here) I came up behind a local sheriff's deputy who had stopped with his lights flashing, pieces of glass and plastic on the road, and a doe lying dead nearby. He was still picking glass off his clothes and rubbing his head. His windshield was demolished and driver's door was caved in. Took off his outside mirror and spotlight too. It seems part of the deer came inside with him and put a goose egg on his noggin (his window was down). All this at 40-50 mph while patrolling a scenic forestry road. I gave him a written statement to satisfy his department policy request and stayed with him for an hour until another duty officer arrived. Even though he was grateful for my good samaritan deed, I am more grateful to him for being in front of me.

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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Wed 13 Jul 2011, 18:52

Hey Gar, glad to hear you are OK. I wonder if they make "jackass" whistles. We seem to have a lot of those on the roads around here. lol!
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PostSubject: To "Hi Yo"   Wed 13 Jul 2011, 19:54

Ain't that the truth!
Seems that way down here too.

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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 07:13

What, you guys actually have whistles to bring wildlife to the road too? How do they know?


We have roo whistles and they really do work. We ended up with a few thousand around our car. I will be doing that trip again in August in the can. Perth to Melbourne across the Nullabor in winter. I'll post some fotos if we see any roos this time.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 08:52

I dunno. Sounds like the roo are smarter than deer which seem bent on reducing auto emissions by disabling as many vehicles as possible.
affraid

Always wanted to see Australia. May have to just wait for your pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 11:44

Probably the roos are much the same as deer, only theres more of them. Emus have a funny habit of running alongside vehicles (40MPH) and then getting in front and stopping suddenly. I haven' t seen much of the camels, but the Wombats can do serious damage to a cars front end and deadly to bikes..
The wedge tail eagles are fantastic. They feast on roadkill and are not shy when feeding.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 12:49

Dang! You gotta lot of animal hazards down under. Bet we have more 2 legged ones here that drive. What's it been, fifteen years since the demise of our emu craze in the U.S.? Fortunately, most were fenced in. Glad I didn't invest. Saw a wombat once in a zoo. There's a lot of squirrels, possums and armadillos here that are not so lethal except for some drivers that will hit you head on trying to dodge 'em.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 18:09










.... aaawwww ... roos aren't so bad!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 21:52

Can a roo be trained like a dog?
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 14 Jul 2011, 22:41

Scooter Jo,
Like your quote. Several good ones on this forum but yours strikes home.
The roos are great (apart from road hazards).
Sounds like you enjoy scootin as much as I do.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Fri 15 Jul 2011, 03:31

Gar Gentry wrote:
Dang! You gotta lot of animal hazards down under. Bet we have more 2 legged ones here that drive. What's it been, fifteen years since the demise of our emu craze in the U.S.? Fortunately, most were fenced in. Glad I didn't invest. Saw a wombat once in a zoo. There's a lot of squirrels, possums and armadillos here that are not so lethal except for some drivers that will hit you head on trying to dodge 'em.
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lol! Reminds me of a certain insurance company's commercial where the furry creature steps into the road, makes the driver miss it only to spin out and crash, then does a jig... chickendance

Glad you guys are safe & sound. Like you, I too ride through a forrest when I ride to/from work and yes, it too has deer and yes, I've seen plenty of road-kill too. I haven't installed my deer whistles yet, but I know I will before fall when they tend to start eating closer to the roads more commonly.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Fri 15 Jul 2011, 08:53

Nope roos cannot be trained to be like anything else. They, like the Koala are really shit dumb.
Roos do taste nice though.
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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Fri 15 Jul 2011, 18:09

Dammm skippy roos taste good ... LOLOL ... I know YOU will get that joke KurtPerthWA!!!





Koalas may not be smart, but they sure are CUTE!!




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PostSubject: Re: Added Deer Whistles today   Thu 28 Jul 2011, 17:15

I'm not so sure about adding deer whistles: in the past; I have repaired many cars With deer whistles installed, that had impacted a deer.....seems the whistle caused the deer to pause...in the path of the cars. Also; for safer auto driving info: I have noticed that: MANY wrecked autos had either loose paper on the dash/a"bobbing" head or a necklass swinging from the rear view mirror. [just things that might distract]
Ride And Drive Safe;
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