Sunday, July 12, 2009

NOT AGAIN!

Yep...a little mulie buck launched off the side of the highway and slagged the driver's side of my hapless Honda Element tonight coming back from dinner tonight. These are mountain roads — you swerve at your own risk — so I just hit the damn thing.

Sucks...

15 comments:

Sebastian said...

Not much on the front of an Element other than plastic. I had a front end collision with mine back in 2004. Low speed. But cost me 4000 bucks in damage, while the other driver had none.

Will said...

Besides the topography hazards, the damn things tend to travel in packs. Maneuvering to avoid the first one may just set you up to nail a follower. BTDT!

Know of a guy who has hit a few deer with his bikes. His custom license frame says "deerslayer".

Flash Powder Hal said...

Michael,
Hope ya' took him home, he's pre-tenderized ~;-)

Yum!

Bradley said...

Thank God, one more Honda Element off the road. :D hope you are all right, and now you have a reason to get a better car, like say an F350 Turbo Diesel, you know something small and friendly to the environment. ;p

Wallaby Jack said...

Why doncha lobby yer local govermint an' get 'em ta move them "deer crossing" signs ta somewheres else .....
... get 'em off tha roads 'round your place.

(tongue firmly thrust in cheek)

Carteach0 said...

Ouch

Wilderness Mike said...

My sympathies, Michael. A couple years ago my Element survived a jaywalking pedestrian (she was cited in the hospital) with only minor damage thanks to my cat-like reflexes and the Honda's crumple zone design. Actually, that's probably why she survived too! Took another hit to the driver's door this year when a shooting instructor backed into it with his truck at the end of a long day. : ( But the little E lives and soldiers on without mechanical problems. Can't come close to saying the same for all my friends with the full-sized American trucks of the same vintage.

Say what you will, but Michael and I both realize it is a Micro Assault Vehicle in disguise. ; )

Anonymous said...

While it's in the shop, maybe they can add a cow catcher on the front and sling tires on the sides like a tug.

I see a new TV show "Hunting with Hondas" on the Outdooor Channel

Be proud of the fact you've bag more deer by accident than I have by trying the last few years.

Ratcatcher55

ericire12 said...

Meat in the freezer

Frank W. James said...

You're just another "FRONT BUMPER HUNTER"!

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Lawrence said...

Michael, I think this is God's way of saying get a truck..

Kristopher said...

Eatin' roadkill again.

This is why I drive an old diesel Suburban.

I really do need an Elk-killing brush guard for it ...

Kristopher said...

If you get five deer, you can call yourself an ace ( I think that is how it's pronounced ).

Going to paint another silhouette on the door?

Anonymous said...

Michael,
I hope you and all who were with you are OK.

Now: get rid of that damn box and get a real piece of transportation- like a Toyota Tundra 4X4!

It won't stop the collisions but you'll have more mass to knock the crap out of 'em.....

Lawrence said...

Get a nice ford explorer like mine Michael. The gas mileage can't be much worse than your deer magnet. I guarrantee you it's more comfortable and cheaper to fix.

In the meantime, be more careful buddy,,youve got TV shows to make.