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Old 08-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #15
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A friend of ours would never ride his Harley to work because he worked nights and was concerned with hitting deer. Years later on a really hot night he decided to ride it to work and of course, he hit a deer and it killed him. First time riding at night to work. He had to be there at 12 midnight. Sad. Guess his number was up.
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I killed one of Bambi's cousins in WV on the way home from FL last August, 5 of them wandered out onto US19 just north of Beckley, right in town!! I missed 4 of the 5, last one wasn't so lucky, neither was I. The gap between 4 & 5 was 2' narrower than the coach.

I had about the closest call I ever want to have with a Turkey Vulture though, it took the right wing tip strobe off! Yikes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #17
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Killed dove on front windshield on the way through New York last week. First time for me, sound was awful.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #18
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Killed dove on front windshield on the way through New York last week. First time for me, sound was awful.
They call em 'pigeons' up there north of the M/D line
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I hit either a night loon or a bat just last weekend in my motorhome. It made quite a mess on the windshield.
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Guess that we are just some of those that attrack birds. Over the years we have had several 'hits'. some of them were small birds in a large flock and some were singles. We did get hit in the side once by a spurce hen, and yes it did make a mess. One would think that with the air flow that the birds would be deflected more.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #21
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I nailed a pigeon on the I-10 in the middle of the CA desert 60 miles west of Blight (aka Blythe and what was a pigeon doing out there?) with an Isuzu Rodeo several years ago. I saw an explosion of feathers come from the right bumper area but didn't see a carcass behind me so I pulled over and took a look. The stupid thing was wedged in the blanked off area of the bumper where a fog light would normally be mounted. I pried what was left of it out with a stick. Considering the noise it made and the cloud of feathers it threw up over the hood when I hit it, I was surprised it didn't do any damage or even make a mess.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #22
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Any one get a bigger bird? I missed his 5 buddys he was not so lucky. There was no damage dome to the MH, just had to pull it out from between the cowl and gen.
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Years ago, when riding my Bike on I-94 at about 65, an Owl flew out of the trees and glanced off my helmet. Rocked me pretty good but I sure am happy it wasn't a direct hit.

Then there was that Sea Gull that hit the windshield of my '77 Dodge Van. Don't know if it survived but it left a leg in the windshield wiper arm.
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Bigger in what way?

Weight, wingspan, and drumstick
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Do reindeer count? They fly.
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I've hit a couple.

One stuck in the windshield wiper on my wife's side so I had to pull over and remove it.
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I musta hit something with the top of my 5er. You can see a dent below the left clearance light and there is one on the right side, hidden by the shadow.
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