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      09-21-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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I just ran over a deer :(

just like the title says I just ran over a deer carcass.

I was on a two lane highway with a car following closely on the lane to my right.

We were on a leftward turn when I suddenly spotted a dead deer in my lane.

I didn't have any room to dodge it so I instinctively aimed it directlly at the center of my car (dunno yet if that was a smart move) and ran it over with a loud thud

As soon as I ran over the carcass my cabin started smelling like a burger joint so I pulled over to the shoulder and got out to assess the damage

Surprisingly I saw no body damage other than the belly pan that got partially ripped off

The only thing my alpine white body suffered from was very little deer blood on the dead center of the front bumper

I looked under the car with my handy BMW led flashlight and saw blood smeared all over the underbody and some flesh on the differential housing and the muffler, which was the source of the burger joint scent

None of the tires had blood on them and the alignment seemed fine for the ten seconds I drove for afterwards.

I hope the only damage is the belly pan

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      09-21-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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sorry to hear that. GL!
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      09-21-2008, 05:42 AM   #3
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WoW! That SUCKS! Sounds like you did the right thing though.
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      09-21-2008, 06:17 AM   #4
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Yea, It does sound like you made the right decision. Good Luck!
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      09-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
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Theres lots of random stuff on the highway. When I can't sleep I take drives in the way early morning going 80 on the highway there was a COUCH on the highway. Definitely the wierdest thing I've seen, luckily it was gone in the morning
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That sucks, it doesn't sound as if it will be a difficult repair. You might want to go to one of those touchless car washes where it sprays the undercarriage and get the rest of the deer pieces out of there.

Wouldn't that be a 4 lane highway if someone was in the lane to your right? Typically a highway is described as the the number of lanes in both directions.
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Sorry to hear that man....hope everything can get fixed easily for you.
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Sorry about that, but I think everyone would like to see some pictures.
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Sorry to hear that, but good thing nobody was hurt and it appears to be minor damage.
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You did the right thing.
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That sucks, it doesn't sound as if it will be a difficult repair. You might want to go to one of those touchless car washes where it sprays the undercarriage and get the rest of the deer pieces out of there.

Wouldn't that be a 4 lane highway if someone was in the lane to your right? Typically a highway is described as the the number of lanes in both directions.
yeah youre right, my mistake comes from each side of the highway being divided by grass and trees in between
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I have come close on two occasions to hitting deer w/ the M3. I have hit 3 in the last 6 years. Pa just has too many.
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Sounds like what happened to my car only less serious. Sorry to hear that.
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so much for retaining that new car scent
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      09-23-2008, 12:18 AM   #18
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That sucks...at least you punished that stupid deer by taking a pound of flesh of its ss and smearing its blood everywhere.

I'm assuming you killed it?
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Doesn't seem like the damage is too bad, thankfully.

I ran over a skunk carcass because the road was poorly lit, and 3 months later, on humid nights it still smells like skunk in the garage.
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sorry to hear man,that really sucks!
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God that's bad, but quick question guys...would it be less damaging to go over something the size of a deer carcass with the front wheel rather than dead center?
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