Skip to comments.Electronic deer deterrent could prevent over 1 million accidents each year
Posted on 12/01/2012 10:48:45 AM PST by ColdOne
A new device could stop over one million automobile accidents each year, its inventor claims.
Deer Deter is an automated electronic system designed to keep wild deer and other large animals from running into oncoming traffic in the dark of night. Using a combination of light and sound, it literally stops the animals in their tracks as cars pass by.
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You might want to cover them with bird netting. Deer can’t figure it out.
Deer see blue and green real well.
“The deer kill at least half the trees I have planted. My next step is a 5 foot razor wire fence.”
After, our close to 100# German Short Haired pointer went to doggie heaven, the deer invaded our property and killed over 3 dozen roses. Some of the Roses were in their second decade, and were beautiful.
Nothing worked for more than a year to stop them. They would come up on our decks and ate everything we planted.
Our HOA banned perimeter fences at that time. Later, we got permission to put in a deer fence and put in a 7’ high deer fence with and extra foot of height on the green 4 inch diameter fence posts.
If the 7’ didn’t stop them, we could install a strand of military barb wire across that extra foot over the 7’ fence. For two years, it has worked. The fence cost us over $4k to have it installed around what is now our protected garden area.
We have roses, raised/harvested tomatoes and other plants both edible and for landscaping that are thriving. The deer look in and can’t get in. They have created a fire lane clearance by eating stuff from 10-30’ outside the fence. Neighbors to the North and West have put in similiar fences and their potential fire hazard has been reduced as well as ours.
Please Move The Deer Crossing
It suggests the deer moved on to another area or there was something in the present that deterred them. Deer are one step up from goldfish as the stupidest animals on the face of the earth.
Years ago we put those deer whistles on all our vehicles because we got tired of them committing suicide on them. The whistles didn't do a thing. This new whistle won't either.
I was thinking along the same lines. Wonder if mountain lions will learn to hang out by the roads?
wondering if it would work on illegals....
Getting to be so many of ‘em I wouldn’t be surprised.
Probably find one on your back porch curled up for a nap.
Great idea, but I would prefer lower rates on deer licenses and higher number takes allowed (and fewer restrictions). I think would fix the problem more than this, but then I just like hunting.
Nah, still good. Just convert it to “electronic” my mounting a fan in front of it. That way it’ll work even if you’re parked in the driveway.
Just put up an electric fence and every couple of feet attach an apple wedge and peanut butter to the wire.
My husband and I were driving at night in either Nebraska or Colorado, I don't remember which, in my Jag, and a cop came up behind us with his lights on. We pulled over and wondered why he did this since we weren't speeding and the Jag was in good shape.
He came to Bill's window and said, “I know you weren't speeding, but you don't know this road. Go no more than 35 mph until you get to the next town. There are Elk on this road all the time. Bill said we had the same trouble with deer in Texas. Cop said an Elk is much larger than a deer and the damage would be great.
Now, I think he said Elk, and not Moose but I'm not positive as that was a number of years ago. We went at that reduced speed on that road until we got to town.
I have friends in Bandera, Texas, and that area must be the homeland for every deer in Texas. That's the hill country and the friends live on a high hill. When my son and I visit these friends, going back we are on the road at night from their house back to Bandera and on to Boerne where we stay. From their house to Bandera, we don't go over 10-15 mph because deer own those roads and cross continually. It's like driving through a zoo with no animals in cages.
People who live there have deer guards on the front of their cars/trucks. Both my friends have hit deer from the deer suddenly charging out of the woods and into the front of their car and the friends know to go slowly but they still hit the deer.
I don’t think that would work—they are triggered by headlights.
Yea, it does sound too high, but I know on Redstone Arsenal in Alabama there is about 270 deer strikes per year on the base alone.
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