From another RV group:
I had to pass this on.
I am doing contract work for an aircraft company that is located near the
edge of Wichita. Part of my commute is nearly rural, and I was seeing deer
in a certain area nearly every morning.
I was driving home for lunch and saw a white mini-van pull to the gravel
shoulder a half mile or so ahead of me. It was an abrupt stop that made we
wonder if it was deer related.
I slowed down and sure enough there was a good sized doe in the ditch; and
the young lady in the van appeared very upset. I stopped in front of her,
and as I walked back to her vehicle I noticed that the grille and hood were
very badly damaged, all lights
were broken, and the lower windshield was
cracked. She had tears rolling down here cheeks, and as she was fumbling
with her cell phone when she looked up and saw me. She rolled here window
down and it was then that I noticed two small childred in the back seat in
car seats, but they seemed un-fazed but the accident.
I asked her if she was OK and could I help here call the police or her
insurance agent? Tears flowing, she burst out "OH that poor deer. I just
didn't see it and I really didn't mean to hurt it. I feel so bad for
hitting it! I just know the poor thing is dead and I think its a girl!"
She was sobbing uncontrollably.
I checked the deer and it was dead. I called the Sheriff's department and
walked back to the car wondering what to say next because she was still
nearly hysterical and the kids were starting to get upset. I said "Miss, the
deer didn't make it but right now you need to worry about the kids and your
She looked at me and said "Car...What about the car?" I told her that there
was quite a bit of damage and she might have to arrange a ride.
Here demeanor changed in an instant. She opened her door, walked up front
and gasped at the condition of her van. Then she shot an EVIL look back at
the deer's lifeless body.
"THAT SON OF A BITCH! Why the hell didn't it watch where it was going?"
GODDAMN STUPID ANIMAL!!!!!
PS - I stayed until the Sheriffs patrol officer arrived. During a discrete
moment I told the young officer about the woman's comments and she nearly
burst out laughing. But she did a very professional job after she pulled