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  • Mow them down on sight

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  • Swerve to avoid them

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  • Keep driving straight and hope for an accident

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  • Sound your horn to frighten them out of the way

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  • Phone your mates and take orders

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  • Take a different route

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    Would You ?? FG Poll

    Here's the scenario:

    On my early school run, by taxi, we have cause to drive through large swathes of deep countryside.
    Myself and the Taxi driver would not consider anything on the way as we are escorting a severely brain damaged young man but on the way back, we find this dilemma.

    Herds of wild Pheasants and Partridge wander aimlessly up country roads as If they own the place.

    My Taxi driver wants to deliberately run them over for his dinner. Yet, some of the country roads are so narrow that you risk driving Into a hedge to avoid them.

    Would you ?

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    They take a lot of avoiding. Theyre not very bright and very indecisive.
    "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    They take a lot of avoiding. Theyre not very bright and very indecisive.
    Totally agree with that. Friday morning, one just sat In the middle of the road looking at us through the windscreen In a sort of errrr where do I go now, sort of way.

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    Re: Would You ?? FG Poll

    Most likely I would be the last to know.

    Upland Game Bird Seasons

    PHEASANT

    Regular: November 9, 2013 - January 31, 2014
    Youth: November 2-3, 2013
    Area Open: Statewide


    Last week spent at least 20 hours and miles of walking and nary a pheasant to be found. Saw one quail, but I wasn't on top of my game.

    A few years ago a road expansion apparently broke up a turkey habitat and those fools seem to challenge automobiles and all one could really do is slow down, maybe honk.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Yes, wild turkeys can be very aggressive. There are a mess of them in Staten Island of all places!

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    Yes, wild turkeys can be very aggressive. There are a mess of them in Staten Island of all places!
    Read about that craziness.

    Dongan Hills resident Barbara Laing said about 60 turkeys call her maple tree home, and her family keeps busy cleaning up after them.

    “They live in this tree,” she said. “They sleep in it. And they poop all night.”
    There are estimated to be about 80 turkeys in Dongan Hills. In August, 25 birds were moved to an upstate sanctuary. They had been slated to be sent to an slaughterhouse, but animal lovers called for a more humane treatment.
    Staten Island Neighborhood Overrun By Turkeys

    state officials insist that the turkeys are not indigenous and that in 2000, nine turkeys were deposited on the sprawling grounds of the psychiatric center “by a local resident who had held them in captivity.”
    The turkeys have since multiplied and can be seen by the dozens foraging on the center’s broad lawns.

    Wild Turkeys Get a Taste of Domesticity, Much to a Borough’s Chagrin
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
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    Re: Would You ?? FG Poll

    During a trip whilst visiting my daughter in Scotland, I could not believe the amount of pheasant we very nearly mowed down, they seemed to be around every corner just sitting there playing their own game of dare.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    No. I've seen a car with a pheasant stuck in the radiator having gone through the grill. New radiators cost more than you think. I was in a car once where the driver chased a rabbit up on to the verge and narrowly missed rolling the car. The silence in the car afterwards was epic - as the driver himself said that wasn't clever was it. It's a really dumb thing to do. How do you feel about hedgehogs they are supposedly good to eat and easier targets?

    While at school there was an acquaintance killed after hitting a rabbit, it jammed itself between the wheel and wheel arch locking the wheel long enough for him to lose control and roll over an embankment. Not your typical road accident I will admit but it is true, they know that's what happened as the rabbit was still stuck.

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    Growing up In The South Downs ( rural ), we had all sorts to contend with Including Deer suddenly appearing In the road.

    My Fathers rule of thumb was never deliberately mow down a wild creature but.... never swerve to avoid one either for you could kill someone's children coming the other way. If It didn't move before you hit It, then take It home, pluck It, gut It and eat It.
    We ate a lot of Rabbit, Hare, Phesent, Partridge In our house as kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    Growing up In The South Downs ( rural ), we had all sorts to contend with Including Deer suddenly appearing In the road.

    My Fathers rule of thumb was never deliberately mow down a wild creature but.... never swerve to avoid one either for you could kill someone's children coming the other way. If It didn't move before you hit It, then take It home, pluck It, gut It and eat It.
    We ate a lot of Rabbit, Hare, Phesent, Partridge In our house as kids
    I'd agree with you on the not swerving. In the highlands you also have to contend with unfenced roads and sheep in the middle of the road because the tarmac retains the heat they like to lie on it. Creepy at night sometimes - all those gleaming eyes looking at you. If you hit one not only is there the damage to your car you also have to compensate the farmer.

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