:19:TheWorm said:"It's yern, since it's yer rightfullllll killll. If you ain't gonna tek it, wi'll tek it with yer per-mish-un! That there is good eats!" They pop the trunk with their handy screwdriver, heave the deer into it, and drive off into the sunset. :1:
And the great thing is, it's already been tenderized!Robyjo said:
NaNaLi said:stupid deer ruined our 3 month old MDX!!!
Bummer, NaNaLi :sad: - we've been seeing deer almost every day now, and have become closely aquainted with two of them in the past 5 years. They're a real plague, and too darn many (and they're DUMB).
I'm relatively well-educated, although most folks would draw the line at respectable. What you say is probably true in urban areas, but in our forested parts of the country, deer densities are far above their carrying capacity because we maintain our forests in younger age classes (i.e. we clearcut a lot of aspen), which provide an unnaturally high level of forage. Couple that with a reduction in the numbers of native predators (grey wolf up here), and you find that deer cause a tremendous amount of damage to native ecosystems: for example, they've virtually extirpated Taxus (Canada Yew) from the landscape, and make it nearly impossible to regenerate white pine, a dominant species of the presettlement forest.MD MDX said:
Crazy me-- I thought that MDX purchasers were generally well educated, respectable people. Your MDX is repairable (and, with insurance, probably at little cost). Your loss is insignificant compared to the fact that another animal suffered great pain and died.
Too many deer?? Just seems that way because we drove them out to the streets by cutting down the forests. I'm not a preservationist, environmentalist or vegetarian by any means, but I recognize the realities and costs of developments, including run-ins with deer. At least we generally survive and are protected by 4000 pounds of sheetmetal etc.
And dumb? I'd bet that a deer could score higher on the SATs than any of those hillbillies that The Worm mentioned.