Hilarious! North Dakota Woman Thinks Deer Cross Roads Because Of Deer Crossing Signs!
My son is based at the Air Force Base in Minot, ND and he’s always telling me about the abundance of game up there. Evidently the deer are even going to college now. At least somebody there thinks they’re pretty smart.
There’s a lady up there who evidently thinks the deer are getting written up for jaywalking when they cross the highway anywhere that there’s not a sign. Okay, that’s a roundabout way to tell this story, but her version is no less unbelievable.
“Donna”, who lives somewhere around Fargo called the local morning radio show complaining about how the North Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation have placed all the deer crossing signs in all the wrong places. It is apparently causing the local deer to cross in the busiest places. Donna knows, because she’s just recently collided with three of them. The best tool she can carry in her car is a hack saw – to get the hams. Why waste meat?
Here’s what Donna said about it:
“My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas. I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate? I don’t get it.”
“I mean, I understand that deers are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food but it seems to me… so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where these deer are so likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Wouldn’t you agree?”
The show hosts then tried to explain the error of her reasoning with this:
“Um…You know, deer crossings aren‘t telling deer that it’s safe to cross there, it‘s just more of an alert for drivers so that they know it’s a high deer population.”
Now you see, I’m thinking, “No WONDER they all congregate on the “Posted” lands here in North Carolina where we can’t get to ‘em! The smart ruminants of the forest can read the signs
It’s funnier just to hear it in her own words. Have fun: