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‘Donna the Deer Lady’ learns the hard way: deer crossing signs are for humans, not deer [AUDIO]
Daily Caller ^ | 10-18-2012 | Annie Z. Yu

Posted on 10/18/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT by servo1969

“Donna the Deer Lady” is in on the joke and, in a follow-up interview with the Fargo, N.D. radio station that made her a YouTube sensation, said she now feels “incredibly stupid” about her misconception about deer-crossing signs.

Donna’s first call to Y94 “Morning Playhouse” was on Sep. 17 during their weekly “vent line.” She said she had been in three car accidents involving deer in the past few years, and all of these accidents occurred shortly after she saw a deer-crossing sign.

“My frustration is that the Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings to be in such high-traffic areas,” Donna said. “I’ve even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross the interstate? I don’t get it — that’s such a high-traffic area.”

The hosts can be heard quietly laughing at Donna, who thought the government should take responsibility for their carelessness.

“The government put the deer crossings there. They can direct the deer population anywhere they want to by moving that deer crossing sign,” she declared indignantly.

At the end of the call, the radio hosts promised to help her spread the word. And they did, to great effect. The YouTube video of the call posted Oct. 8 quickly went viral and currently has over 1,958,000 views.

The follow-up interview with Donna was posted Wednesday. Donna, now dubbed “Donna the Deer Lady,” thanked the Y94 hosts for being so nice to her in their first call.

“I never really thought about it enough to realize that I was kind of being ridiculous,” she said.

Donna said she has been teased by family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Children have shoved printouts of deer crossing signs in her neighborhood and one day, a plastic life-size deer showed up on their front yard.

“I mean, criminy Christ people, I get it now!” she said.


TOPICS: Humor; Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: deer; nd; northdakota; signs
This woman is a genius.

Just move the signs. Problem solved, right?

1 posted on 10/18/2012 5:02:10 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Not a genius, but she appears to be a good sport.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 5:04:36 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: servo1969

She must be related to the lady in Fla. some years ago who complained about extending daylight saving time because the extra hour of sunlight was killing her grass!


3 posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:02 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: servo1969

Renegade Deer? Most deer are smarter than they appear. Example: One deer, in Texas, was tearing up obama/biden signs.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 5:23:50 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: servo1969

Well at least we know who she is going to vote for. sigh


5 posted on 10/18/2012 5:27:40 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: 1rudeboy
“I never really thought about it enough to realize that I was kind of being ridiculous,” she said.

When I heard the audio, I actually thought she was putting the radio hosts on. No way that could have been real, yanno?

But apparently, it was....

<boggle>

6 posted on 10/18/2012 5:32:44 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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Later


7 posted on 10/18/2012 5:36:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: thulldud

I can only hope she votes for Bill Clinton this fall...


8 posted on 10/18/2012 6:00:31 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: servo1969

9 posted on 10/18/2012 6:02:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: servo1969

I was 50/50 that it was just a joke. Wow. I am 95/5 that she is an Obama voter.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by JimSp
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To: servo1969

Never mind.

11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by Blogatron (VOTE ANGRY!!!)
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To: servo1969

Kudos to whomever put the plastic deer in her yard. That was classic.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: servo1969

I thought of this lady last night when I was driving my eldest (7) home from soccer practice and we saw a deer cross the road. He asked why there wasn’t a deer crossing sign there, and I replied, “son, the deer don’t read signs”.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: servo1969

We had a lady city commissioner concerned about how often the Bridge of Lions drawspan was raised for boats. Her suggestion was digging the channel deeper. She really fought hard to get a motion passed.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: servo1969

Obama voter.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 9:33:09 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: servo1969

So she was serious, poor deer. Bless her heart.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 9:53:25 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: servo1969

wonder if she’s blonde?


17 posted on 10/18/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Blogatron

Never mind.


LOL!


18 posted on 10/18/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mc5cents

A few years ago when Indiana was debating DST, some Dem politicians claimed that opponents were trying to deprive poor people of that extra hour of daylight.

After DST passed, they then claimed credit for extending daylight an hour, and got reelected.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by fnord (freedom is scary to some, especially other people's)
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To: servo1969; All
This woman is a genius.
Just move the signs.
Problem solved, right?
*sigh*
NEA / Government schooled.....
a fine advertisement for charter / private - run schools..
illustrating no critical thinking skills..i guess, i shouldn't talk.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: VRWCarea51
Heh. He's running again?

Candy Cowley thinks Bush is running, so why not?


21 posted on 10/18/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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