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I am very bummed. A little fawn, just in the spring of life, probably a month old at the most, jumped in front of me while I was riding down the narrow two lane road which leads to my house. I hit the brakes as hard as I could, but couldn't slow enough. Killed the little baby.:sobbing:

Mom was also on the side of the road, and she had to watch the whole thing. Went back to see if the fawn was dead instead of just severely injured, (it was), thankfully. Mom was next to fawn, trying to figure out why her baby wasn't moving. Very sad.
 

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Sorry to hear that. Obviously there's nothing you could do but if it was killed instantly and neither you or the bike were hurt I would say that's the next best possible outcome.
 

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Sad thing is the fawn is to small to save some good tender meat for the freezer. :sadguy:
 

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Maybe a baby venison sandwich.

A few years back my daughter was driving up out of town (About 20mph) with her mom in passenger seat. A little fawn about like you described came jumping up out of the creek along the road ran smack into the side of the car.

Left a dent and a dead fawn. They seem to be somewhat fragile from that direction around their neck area.
 

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Saw the biggest, burliest, meanest looking farmer reduced to tears when he hit and killed 2 fawns with his sickle bar mower while cutting hay.
 

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Sorry to hear about that Marty, I've seen a lot of young ones this year versus the last few years. Be careful there are a lot more out there in our area
 

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Glad you're okay.. Even a small deer can take you down.........
 

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Me too. All I could do is hit the brakes and lock the upper body up to keep the wheel straight. Years ago, I hit a coyote in the same manner.
 

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Saw the biggest, burliest, meanest looking farmer reduced to tears when he hit and killed 2 fawns with his sickle bar mower while cutting hay.
Yep.
 

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I am very bummed. A little fawn, just in the spring of life, probably a month old at the most, jumped in front of me while I was riding down the narrow two lane road which leads to my house. I hit the brakes as hard as I could, but couldn't slow enough. Killed the little baby.:sobbing:

Mom was also on the side of the road, and she had to watch the whole thing. Went back to see if the fawn was dead instead of just severely injured, (it was), thankfully. Mom was next to fawn, trying to figure out why her baby wasn't moving. Very sad.
Sorry to hear that ..it seems to be a common occurrence were I live... the Mom crosses the road first than the little one follows 10 seconds behind ...put deer whistles on my bike
 

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Deer whistles may have prevented that...

Deer whistles wouldn't have prevented this - Unless you have a motorized one they are passive and do not project forward

http://www.thevog.net/forum/thread/...y-really-work-an-in-depth-report-by-fred-rau/

Read this you will see even the driven whistles are totally ineffective. Common sense tells us if a 2 dollar part could save lives every bike car and truck would have them as required safety equipment (like seat belts and air bags)
 

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UGH!!! not another deer alert board. LOL. In all seriousness though, it's sad, but it happens. At least you weren't hurt. I've seen the results of a guy that hit a big buck while riding a crotch rocket. It wasn't pretty. Make sure that your bike is ok as well. you don't want to be riding with bent forks or anything. (not saying that's the case, but it's a possibility)
 

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Tracy and I almost hit one on a single lane country road last week. We are sure glad we didn't.
Ride Safe,
Ray and Tracy:waving:
 

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We see them a lot around here - So many close encounters I try to get the bike home just before dusk these days .
 
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