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Old 08-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #29
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They sure do. I've seen a few from time to time.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #31
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We were in our Saab on our way to Monterey Bay area doing about 70 when a flock of crows were coming towards us all but one missed us. Hit where the windshield and roof meet. Few inches lower it would have come through and hit me. Had to change my shorts!!!

In '95 our first trip to Yellowstone we went out late in the day to see the animals come out and feed. On the way back to the village, just starting to get dark, noticed a huge moose on the high berm on the passenger side. All of a sudden he runs in front of me. Missed him by two or three feet. Ditto...yup...had to change my shorts!!

One of these days I'll tell you about the time a buffalo chased me...you know by now what I had to do after that.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #32
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #33
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Ah yes, Yellowstone. Can you imagine what an adult Bison will do to the front end of a Honda Civic moving at 35 MPH? To say nothing about what the Bison left in the front seat.
The Bison and people survived but the Honda was toast.

We saw that happen the year after Wolves were reintroduced (15 or so years).
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #34
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A friend had a turkey glance off the front of his car. Missed the windshield but sent the bird over his car and it landed on a State Trooper's windshield behind him shattering it. The Trooper pulled him over and wrote him a ticket.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #35
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Drive across S Dakota in the early spring. Pheasants everywhere! We saw several hundred road kill around the Mitchell area one year. Apparently they fly up from the median and shoulder as trucks pass and strike the side of the trailers.
I did manage to survive a crash several years ago when I hit a poodle sized dog that chose to come out of nowhere one night. Dog didn't make it. This was a 1300 Kawasaki and I think the weight of the thing is what saved me a lot of grief and injury.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:35 AM   #36
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I have hit a few in the car,and one in the rig, never a good sound or feeling. The worst one was in a small airplane, I had just turned from base leg, to final ,and WHOOP! Not a sound you usually hear in an airplane. Left a dent that looked like a baseball cut in half in the leading edge of the elevator.

And bad memory as a kid, Mom complained of a,bad smell in her car. I went with dad to investigate. There in the grille was a dead bird she must have hit some days before. My first experience with maggots....YUK
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We hit a bird on the way home from picking up our MH! Hope this isn't a sign of things to come. No sign of the flying creature afterwards. I (nurse) took care of a lady who was driving her cadillac down interstate when she struck and decapitated a horse. His head went through the windshield and landed in her lap. She said he was trying to bite her! Treated her for shock!
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We hit a bird on the way home from picking up our MH! Hope this isn't a sign of things to come. No sign of the flying creature afterwards. I (nurse) took care of a lady who was driving her cadillac down interstate when she struck and decapitated a horse. His head went through the windshield and landed in her lap. She said he was trying to bite her! Treated her for shock!
WOW THANKS FOR THAT HOPE I CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT
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Wow - some stories !!!

My Uncle was a 6' 4" MAN of a marine back in the day but could only afford a VW bug which he filled up !
one nite going back to base a BIG owl knocked his windshield in and DIDN'T die...
he said it scared him more than anything the military threw at him !!!!
didn't break the windshield just dropped it on his arms and the owl amongst his head -
he said everything was changing it's shorts after that

last year's vacation was on the Fla gulf coast and the beach road had a 15 mph speed limit and was STRICTLY enforced thru the seagulls nesting area

nice drive, but at 15 mph got boring after a while
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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.
OMG! WHICH one got killed ... the deer or the guy???

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I hit a bird driving east on I-10. summer of 2011. Had a 98 Newmar at the time. It actually cracked the driver side windshield. Never seen what happened to the bird but I don't think he survived.
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Had a great time in land between the lakes in Kentucky. Then all the at once a turkey flew out while we were going 70 mph an. We got him. Both windshields glass an feathers all over us. State cop said it was turkey season. So we got ours. Who needs. To go hunting.

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