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Suicide Deer Trip

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So yesterday I took my little cousins out for some trout fishing during the day and my uncle out for some nighttime bass fishing.  While the fishing was a lot of fun, the best part of this trip was the drive to the lake... I witnessed one of the most epic suicides ever.

So i'm driving on a semi rural highway towing the boat, I'm stuck behind 3 vehicles, a El Camino, and 2 SUV's behind him.  We come around a slight bend in the road and come upon a long bridge, maybe a 1/4 mile long and a couple hundred feet high.  As we are coming up to it I notice a couple deer that have climbed up the hill from underneath the bridge and are emerging on the side of the bridge.  As the El Camino gets closer he notices the deer emerging and starts slowing down (Going 65MPH).  The deer, of course, jumps in front of the Camino and gets hit.  At this point the El Camino is only going about 35 MPH during impact.  The impact more or less just knocks the legs out from under the deer, but from my vantage point I can see everything.  I see the deer go on top of the hood, up and over the cab and right into the bed of this El Camino.  

At this point I'm like "HOLY COW"!!!  What are the chances of that.  What happens next though just totally blew my mind.  After all this went down, the driver of the El Camino seemed to be pretty flustered and pulled over on the shoulder of this bridge.  By now he was 200 feet onto the bridge and stopped.  Well apparently this impact didn't kill the deer, only flustered him.  As I get closer I see the deer jump up in frantic in the bed of this El Camino.  You could tell it was scared, startled, and didn't know what to do, so what does it do?  It jumps out of the bed of the El Camino and up and over the guardrail of this bridge  :o.  150 feet to it's death   :-/.  I was in absolute aww.  What a way to go though.   The two SUV's ahead of me stopped, but I was in a hurry to get to the lake so I kept going.  I've never seen anything like it before...

But onto the fishing. - my little cousins were able to catch lots of trout.  It's always fun to see their faces light up when they catch fish.  The night fishing was pretty good as well.  I found a pretty good top water bite that produced about 15 fish.  The biggest going just under 4#'s on a Mattlures Hard gill.  I kept getting lots of 2 pound spots on the gill, so I decided to go bigger to hopefully produce bigger fish.  I bumped it up to a 9" slammer, but only got smaller 1 pound fish on it.  All in all it was a great trip, and I got to see a part of "Nature" i will never see again.   ;D

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ROFLMFAO! Great story! There is no way you could have made that up.

The 1 lb fish on the slammer is pretty impressive too. I get a kick out those little bad a$$es.

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oh my goodness.

that is freaking awesome. The best part is, I know the bridge you are talking about so i can really visualize. That is just too funny.

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ROFLMFAO! Great story! There is no way you could have made that up.

The 1 lb fish on the slammer is pretty impressive too. I get a kick out those little bad a$$es.

You know what, cool stuff like that usually happens for other peoples eyes, so i'm really glad I got to see it.  The El Camino didn't seem that damaged as it only hit the upper parts of the legs.

The slammer fish were cool at first, but when your throwing big baits at night and you get bit, you automatically thing "BIG FISH" until you get it close to the boat to where you can see it.  But after numerous 1lb fish, I was getting pretty frustrated.  

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Thats a cool story, you should have taken a pic of the splatted dear. Along time ago a buddy and I were putting the stock on a buck in a cut alongside a major road. The buck sented us and bolted up and away from us heading stright for the road. The other side of the road was a open space preserve(no hunting) as soon as the buck cleared the crest we heard a horrible crash. We snuch up the ridge and found the alittle red sports car totaled and a mangled deer with litteraly on of its anters in the grill of the car. The girl was shaken up but wasnt hurt and the cops were already there directing traffic. My friend still has the one anter that wasnt stuck in the car. It was a big forky. Stupid deer!

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wow, that is amazing.

Reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4STTYu-wkU

LOL,  That night when I was fishing that scene popped into my head.... Funny stuff.

On the way home from the lake (1am) I stopped at the bridge to see if I could see the deer... that's when I realized how far it dropped to it's death.  Needless to say I couldn't see it from the top of the bridge.

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