Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Calling ALL hunters......

We made a quick run up to my parents house last night so my Dad could fix my durango - something about the idle control motor being on the fritz. All I know is my durango would go VROOM VROOM VROOOOOOOMMMMMM while driving down the road:) And both the dodge dealership in Ashland AND a private garage could not fix the problem and after $500 - they aren't getting any more of our money for this particular problem:)


Anyhow, on the way home, we are talking away, the 4 of us, when onto the road jumps a DEER!?!?! Of course, Todd is driving and swerves to miss it but it was right there. Bam, thump, bump.....we stop, turn around, go back.


And it was a fawn. So Todd pushes it off into the ditch, looks at the durango real quick, we drive the last mile and a half home.


This morning, the only damage to my durango is a busted right front turn signal:




And the teeth/slobber marks down the driver's side door:


We are so incredibly blessed that it wasn't a full sized bambi and it didn't hit dead center on the front quarter panel.


This morning Todd stopped in at the township garage to let them know where the fawn was at for disposal purposes......


All I say is I am so THANKFUL it wasn't bigger, so THANKFUL there wasn't more damage and we were not hurt and I SO WANT MORE HUNTERS OUT THERE TO CONTROL THE DEER POPULATION!!!!!! They are all over the place.




5 comments:

Patty said...

Goodness, this happened to us a few years ago only we were not as lucky as you were. Our van was so smashed up, we were on a trip visiting family, we ended up driving a U-Haul home so we could tow the van back home with us.

Shorty said...

Deer can be so scary. I remember some friends of ours had a buck jump thru the driver side back seat window of their truck one night. Thankfully no one was sitting in the backseat, and that the buck didn't nail the driver's window, otherwise our friend would've died.

What is the best way to drive in the country on back roads? Fast or slow? Or should you honk periodically? Or does nothing really help...

Nancy M. said...

I'm so glad it wasn't any worse! At least it's only minimal damage and y'all are okay!

scrappy quilter said...

Glad to hear no one was hurt and there wasn't a whole lot of damage. We have the same problem here with deer.

Kristie said...

Thank God, everyone is fine! They sure are scary when they run out in front of you. I noticed this morning there were several out because of the weather getting cooler.
Kristie