Quite a few vehicles up here in the Boston Mountains have what we call “deer dings.” My wife Maggie hit a deer coming home one night a few years back. Presto! Deer ding! You can buy “deer sirens” at the auto store, but trust me, they do not work that well. Good eyesight and quick reflexes are the only preventive measures that work well. Just before I reached our country road today, about twilight, a magnificent buck leaped across the highway in front of me. It is not his fault that we humans build roads and drive vehicles on them. THEY were here before WE were here. Anyhow I was lucky this time.
“You all” keep a careful eye out for deer crossing the roads if you venture up our way for a visit. Especially in the Fall when the sun goes down a little earlier. Otherwise you will most likely encounter what we all know up here as the “deer ding.”