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Opening Arguments

The even-toed ungulates' revenge

Man, you really know times are tough when even the deer start killing themselves:

MARKLE, Ind. - Five deer that wandered onto a highway overpass jumped to their deaths on Interstate 69, one of them crashing through a tractor-trailer's windshield, Indiana police said.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman John Salb said the Friday. They fell 20 to 30 feet onto the highway.

The driver of the tractor-trailer rig struck by one of the deer was not injured, police said.

Sure, nobody was injured -- this time. I warned you people a couple of weeks ago that the high number of deer-vehicle accidents represented the revenge of the deer for all the culling hunts (don't say that fast too many times) at state parks. Well, these suicide missions -- let's call them what they are -- are just the next stage in their plot. If you wait for proof, until the pamplets come out ("Ruminants Unite!") and the protest songs are sung ("Only a Fawn in Their Game"), it will be far, far too late.

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Bob G.
Mon, 12/01/2008 - 1:33pm

I don;t think these deer are representative of the entuire species (or even the local population)...
It might have been a terrorist plot to tie up the area's roadways with these "suicide-leapers".

Then again, in all seriousness, blame the overdevelopment of certain areas which lead to the deer infestation. After all, it WAS their area before man came along and mucked it all up with retail and new housing (that had foreclosures out the wazoo).
Yeah, blame the economy on those nasty deer!