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Dead deer on the side of the road

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Took a trip Sunday from Bingo to Dickson City in PA.  I saw between 10 and 20 dead deer on the side of 81 Southbound.  Coming home I counted 15 dead deer just on 81 Northbound side of the road. 

Some were fresh and some have been there for at least a few days.

Did PA and NYS stop picking them up from the side of the road or is something else going on?

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One morning last week I saw somebody dressed in a work type uniform in PA shovel a deer to the side of the road. It appears they shovel them into the gullies. A few weeks ago,coming home from Middletown on 17 west, I saw a medium to large size dead bear on the side of the road. About three quarters of a mile further up was the dead baby cub, in the gully.

I'm seeing plenty of deer, as you said and plenty of other bizarre things...

Oh Pete, some of those deer have been there for weeks. A few of them are coyotes.. you can't tell now because they've been decomposing so long.

 

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^ Last Saturday night about 1am...

I'm driving in my car, I turn on the radio...:) lol...I'm in Utica driving up Genesee St making my way to the thruway and I see something the size of a large cat hobbling across the road. My brain wants to convince me it's a possum but I know it isn't because possums waddle, they don't hobble. The thing stops in the middle of the street stands on its hind legs and has some kind of epileptic fit then continues on its way. I'm overcome by the feeling of revulsion rising from my gut.

I grew up in NYC. I never saw a rat or a mouse. Moved here...never saw a rat and I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen a mouse. Even though I only saw a silhouette of the aforementioned creature...OMG! If I ever saw one of those even near my property! 

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"Yes Judge I discharged my weapon within the city limits" lol GUILTY!!!!

 

I'm kidding, of course I would have to call Orkin or Terminex or somebody. other bizarreness..a turkey commited suicide on my windshield. What kind of timing does a person have to have to be driving along at the speed limit to have a turkey swoop in from the passenger side at the exact moment to go splat on my windshield.  I saw it break its neck. The feathers were wet. I HAD GRAVY ON MY WINDSHIELD! It was so bizarre oncoming traffic and a vehicle pulling out from a side street stopped their tracks.

I saw 3 vultures commiserating on the side of the road... I was thinking...they really have purple feathers?!!!  

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Looks like somebody cleaned up 81 N/S from Binghamton to Syracuse. Now if they would just fill a couple of those disc popping pot holes, in particular, the one before the 2-25 I think mile marker...that would be nice.

Gee Pete, how did your back feel after that PA run? :) I normally don't swear but a few of those "rough patches" are enough to make me blurt out an expletive or two. See...that's why they say "swear like a truck driver"...because of the pot holes! lol I never knew that until I started driving all over the place. At any minute you could crack a ball joint or crack your spine.

I kind of giggle when I see the troopers or sheriff vehicles sitting in the median. Up and down those highways all shift and I wonder if they always remember where the really bad potholes are :) "f*&# I forgot that was there"!  

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Yeah, there were potholes.  I am surprised that here we are mid June and they still are not fixed.

No cops to be seen.  No traps.  Nothing, Just dead deer.

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I drove to Cincinnati, OH, and back in the middle of May.  On the way out, there were dead dear about every 5 miles.  On the way back it was dead woodchucks and porcupines.  Weird!

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