“it literally stops the animals in their tracks as cars pass by.”
Yep, the old deer in the head light trick.
Then bam you hit one.
In coastal California, with the small coastal deer, that might not be a problem unless you nail an Alpha Buck or doe. One of our friends hit a big buck and did about 8K$’s in damage to her big white* luxury suv.
For about a decade I carried a skinning knife and fillet knife, a small butcher saw, and a few large Zip lock bags in the back of my OJ Simpson Bronco. That was passed on to a younger relative, who got an early inheritance of the decade old Bronco. It is rumored that a small coastal deer striking a white suv, will cause minamal damage to a large OJ Simpson Bronco and have excellent tasting back straps.
*White vehicles and deer kill.
This is not a scientific study, but it seems that our California coastal deer for some reason do not see the all white vehicles and often will walk right into one. They don’t seem to see grey vehicles either, and we have watch when driving my wife’s grey vehicle. They seem to see blue, and they get out of the way of my blue pickup which replaced the all white OJ Simpson Bronco.
Deer see blue and green real well.