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Posted by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Liz
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Have you ever hit an animal with your car? Unintentionally of course!

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lizmarie1975
by Liz on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

The road I take out of my little neighborhood is very twisty and there is one blind turn. Coming out of the blind turn, yesterday, almost ran straight into 4 deer running across the road. I was doing the speed limit of 20 around the bend but they were so close to the end of the turn tha had I not been paying attention...one of them would have been hit. As it was, I slammed on my brakes so hard that anything that was on my seats went flying forward.

lizmarie1975
by Liz on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I have run over a turtle. It was small and I thought it was a rock so although I swerved a bit...I didn't actually move all the way around it. It wasn't until my tire went over the supposed rock that I heard a huge popping sound. It was then that I realized I had just killed a turtle.

I've also hit a squirrel. The squirrels and chipmunks here play a dangerous game of chicken when it comes to running across the street.  It hesitated in the street and I moved away from it but then all of a sudden instead of running back where it came from it continued with its mission across the street. Bump.

lish2127
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I hit a squirrel once...and it was not pretty. Like the head hit my wheel and got squished while the body kept moving and flopping all over the road. A bird hit my grill once and I'm sure I've hit a few frogs when they were all over the road a few times. I remember hitting a few things when I was a kid. It's quite common to hit deer where I grew up, but I never have.

Mom2jngnc
by Stephannie on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM

I know I ran over a mouse once going to get Pat in the middle of the night from FedEx. 

Cecelia712
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Ive hit a squirrel and a bird,  thats it.  Now watch, Ill hit a deer or something big later!!

SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

1 rabbit, 1 squirrel and about a month ago coming home from an afternoon playdate (5:45ish..dusk) a deer ran into the side of my car. I saw 2 bound across the road and was going super slow and then wham, one ran right into the front right hand passenger side of my car. I slammed on the brakes and the car was fine... he scooted away... with a limp... as he ran into the car with his whole front half!

 

mummytobe
by New Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I have hit a deer

Emschick38
by Ali on Mar. 6, 2013 at 1:52 AM
I had a deer hit me. I saw it on the side of road running toward me so i stopped nd it ran right into my mirror. I have also hit a squirell and dead skunk. Oh and a pumpkin
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whitewinterose
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM
I have never hit anything, thankfully. I'm such a sucker about that, I probably would cry and never drive again! Lol I stop dead to save them. Thankfully most roads here have no people. I'd be bad if things were busy.
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Wyldbutterfly
by Snow Bunny on Mar. 6, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Yes I have and I felt absolutely terrible. The darn cat just had to run across the street! I was mortified.

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