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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #571991
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I hit a dead deer on the A1 once in a Hyundai coupe at probably 70-80 mph.

It was dark and just didnt see it in time. I swear the car got airborne! After performing a low speed handling check all seemed well.

When we got to Lossiemouth in the early hours I could see it had ripped off lots of the splash guards and half the bumper was destroyed, it was a real mess! Bits of dead deer were deposited in various parts of the underside.

Scary. Wouldn't like to do it in the Morgan !!

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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #572003
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Talking about crows eating roadkill....after a lot of research, paint examination etc it was found that crows eating roadkill were killed only by buses and lorries. Further research showed that crows eating roadkill had another crow nearby as lookout, but they could say only "car".

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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #572018
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I hit a deer in the early 1970s one snowy night in the Scottish borders in my MGB. It jumped at the headlights and flattened the near side door and front wing. Worst experience was near Uppingham on the A47. 10 pm & unlit and encountered a roof rack with 3 ladders lying in the road. Missed them but not by much.


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: Stephen888] #572035
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I've had a few brushes with roos but only glancing hits. Unfortunately, even if they seem uninjured they usually die from shock.

The secret of driving on unsealed outback roads is to keep a speed of about 100 kph. That way you glide over the corrugations and you, and the vehicle, don't get shaken around so much. The second secret, particularly in the real outback, the red centre, is you don't drive at night. Suddenly finding a 2 metre high kangaroo or, worse still 1.2 tons of angry bull embedded in your bonnet when you are over 100 km from the nearest services and the next vehicle may not arrive for days is not exactly a great prospect. Particularly if temperatures start to climb into the 40s.

I had a friend who hit an emu on his motorbike. He managed to stay on the bike but the emu rolled off with legs flying out in all directions, it then struggled to its feet, shook itself, and ran off. There was actually some doubt as to who was more shaken.

Wombats have always worried me: 35 kg of self moving rock with legs. Hit one with a car and you are bound to do some damage.


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #572048
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Once had a Buzzard rise up from eating roadkill as I drove past. Sadly it didn’t survive. The plastic grill (Focus) was smashed and needed replacement.
Few years ago on route home from Llandeilo in the dark heard a small thud on the windscreen. On arriving home we found a bat alive, tucked in under the rear of the bonnet. Put it in a box in the open greenhouse and it had gone next morning.


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: Gambalunga] #572088
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Hope you don’t come across too many wombats on Lake Como, Peter!!!!!
Or roos.
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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #572097
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I hit a deer, which sprang out of a hedge in front of me, in the ASX last year. It did not survive, and the car nearly didn’t. The repairs cost over £5,000. Very glad I wasn’t in a MTW....


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: DaveW] #572101
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One of our guys hit a Kudu in South West Africa when we were working out there in a Series 1 Land Rover and it took his head off.


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: HeadlessBlue] #572137
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Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Hope you don’t come across too many wombats on Lake Como, Peter!!!!!
Or roos.
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Strangely there is an island with a population of wallabies. One occasionally gets away.

I was, however, reminiscing about my 55 years down under before moving to Italy smile oldgit


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Re: Close encounter with a dead badger [Re: Gambalunga] #572151
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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By HeadlessBlue
Hope you don’t come across too many wombats on Lake Como, Peter!!!!!
Or roos.
HB

Strangely there is an island with a population of wallabies. One occasionally gets away.

I was, however, reminiscing about my 55 years down under before moving to Italy smile oldgit


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