What's your road kill score?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveScott, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    If the air intake for your house HVAC is in the garage, best to park outside for a week or so.
     
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  2. Wyldon

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    Turkeys? None. Actually had a highway incursion with about five, but they cleared the active before my rig reached them!

    Now, if I could just keep those dammn bugs from suiciding themselves against my windshield...grrrrrr!
     
  3. Woodchuck88

    Woodchuck88 Medium Load Member

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    The worst thing is a skunk. Especially when you gotta sleep in that thing everynight.
     
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  4. sirjeff

    sirjeff Light Load Member

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    Well thanks a lot guys. Had this thread open on my phone in the background and nailed a deer at 70 mph square on about half hour ago

    She bent up one of my rigid fogs but that appears to be it! Lucky Friday. Oh man it smells bad

    Who's coming to the yard with me for burgers??
     
  5. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

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    1 deer - check , it was just after rain, around mid February , road was slippery, so that stupid animal managed to fall right before my truck... Poor ####### he really was trying to escape.
    1 bird - check, stupid fling pig was trying to lift off with some dead animal killed by someone earlier, well pretty sure that bird learned a lesson that it takes little longer to fly off with a catch:).
    1 squirrel - check
    1 rabbtit - check.
     
  6. DenBob

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    I've only killed a few flying birds.
    : (

    It rarely happens but it brightens my day considerably when it does. Especially the bigger ones. It gives you a little adrenaline rush at impact and then you get to marvel at the huge crazy bounce it takes.
     
  7. starmac

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    I narrowly missed a yearling moose this morning, he kept slipping and finally did get out of my lane. I came inches of getting a caribou, the craziest animule on earth. One ran across in front of me, causing me to hit the brakes, I stayed on the brakes, because I just had a feeling another would be along, and he almost didn't make it.
    I did get a couple of rabbits, this was my first trip north in 2 years, but I have never seen so many rabbits, or I guess hares really, they were thick as flies.
    I ran through 2 flocks of ptarmigans, but unless the reefer I was pulling got some, they came out unscathed, which is unusual, I have in the past probably bounced as many as ten of them flying snowballs off at a time.
     
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  8. Makeajump

    Makeajump Medium Load Member

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    East Texas especially at night the wild hogs are so abundant and like to feed along the road ditches. They are very quick and solid. One will put you out of service running like a black bolt of greased lightening, rolling and bouncing around under the truck when you hit it. Mulched, bloody pulp stinks bad too.....
     
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  9. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    The dead or injured animals I see that bother me the most are dogs and birds of prey. Dogs for obvious reasons, but I have a soft spot of owls, hawks and eagles. I keep a large dis-assembled dog carrier in my jokey box just in case I need it. I've stopped for a few injured animals and abandoned dogs over the years when there is a safe place to pull over. A couple years ago I stopped in the Yakima Nation in Washington state when I saw a red tail hawk flopping around along the highway. Found a place to pull over, wrapped it in a towel and called the closest bird rescue I could find. They met me a couple hours later.
     
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  10. Confused

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    Been seeing a lot of " dead turkeys ". Dead on the highway.
    It would be something if these dead turkeys were alive on the highway.
     
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