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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Deer @ 85 mph---

Check this out--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZAjJ-g0UDw ---
Is he lucky or is he lucky...???
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 04:24 PM
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Couldn't freeze a frame to confirm it, but it looked like the deer's front legs may have slipped on the pavement, putting it lower to the ground. Also, it was trying to move away from the bike. The fact that it was a fairly low, glancing, impact primarily to the engine area probably saved the rider from a bad fall. Lucky guy. I'll bet he scans the roadside more from here on.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2010, 04:34 PM
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The video was too slow...maybe some other day when the internet works better.

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That was incredible! I've never seen anything like that caught on film before. I can't believe he stayed up after that hit. Wow.

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That is insane! His guardian angle must have been working overtime that day because he really is lucky to be unharmed or dead.


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i'm not sure but i think dude pee'd a bit. just crazy.
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I'm just glad there are no deer where I live... biggest thing that could come at me would be a hamster sized rodent, maybe a snake...
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I was able to freeze it right before impact. I agree it was relatively low; looks like a small doe about 70-80 lbs. He is lucky. That size does make good eating, lol.

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here is the video slowed down! 30 frames/second! scroll to :56 seconds to see it.

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I was able to freeze it right before impact. I agree it was relatively low; looks like a small doe about 70-80 lbs. He is lucky. That size does make good eating, lol.
Naw, believe it has spikes, but yes, that is the best size for eating if you like venison...
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