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    Nope, first one today, Edna. I nearly hit one myself years ago in Ashington, I thought if you hit one, you put it in the back of the car, and sold it to the nearest butcher. (Joking)
    If you hit one, generally the first call is to your insurance company as they are much more solid than they look. Mates of mine wrote off a hire car at Southwater a few years ago when they hit a deer on the A24.
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      you really think that Badgers/foxes etc on side of road are not road kill.......However you don`t know if "Scum Farmers" shoot or poison them.
      It was not my original comment but there is evidence out there to prove badger baiting and fox hunting still continues and throwing the corpses on a road is one way of hiding the evidence. I also believe that some people feel that wildlife has no real part to play in the countryside other than to be killed. i suspect there are some farmers in the latter.
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      If you hit one, generally the first call is to your insurance company as they are much more solid than they look. Mates of mine wrote off a hire car at Southwater a few years ago when they hit a deer on the A24.
      Illegal to pick it up only the those after can. So if you hit one have mate in the car behind.
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      you really think that Badgers/foxes etc on side of road are not road kill.......However you don`t know if "Scum Farmers" shoot or poison them.
      I've never seen anyone hit a badger on the road and I've never seen a farmer discard one from a vehicle but the latter is what I have been told by someone involved in wildlife welfare. Take it as you will. What I will say is that having lived in Sussex for the past 50 years I've have never seen so many badgers dead by the side of the road as I have done in the past two years and with many of them not looking in too bad a shape other than the fact they are not moving. As far as I'm aware, there hasn't been an explosion in the badger population in the area so that doesn't explain why there is so many yet we are all aware of the farming fraternity's attempts to get them culled!!!

      You believe what you want and I shall believe what I chose to. Not saying they are all the victims of farmers or even badger baiters but I don't believe that the numbers now seen are down purely to roadkill!
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      Nope, first one today, Edna. I nearly hit one myself years ago in Ashington, I thought if you hit one, you put it in the back of the car, and sold it to the nearest butcher. (Joking)

      Ha. On that note, here's a bit of trivia for you.

      If you hit a deer with your car and kill it, you're not allowed to take it away. If you come across one (dead!), that somebody else has hit, you can take it home to eat, should you wish.

      Wouldn't fancy it myself: from experience, many deer are riddled with ticks, but, y'know, if your inner Bear Grylls takes hold and you fancy some wild dinner, then there you go
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      I've never seen anyone hit a badger on the road!

      Badgers come out at night though, hence you don't see them as much as (say) rabbits. I drive at night loads, so I see plenty of them. Unfortunately I've hit a couple of badgers in my own car and once in a work car. The one at work, all I saw was something flashing across in front of the car. It was far quicker on its feet than I imagined a badger would be. I didn't know what it was (somehow, despite getting clobbered, it ran off into the undergrowth) until I reviewed the video footage from the car afterwards.

      They can do a fair bit of damage too, like deer. More likely, however, that people will sustain damage by swerving to avoid them and hitting trees/ walls/ other cars of course...
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      Of course know one has heard of badger bating or badger v dog fights then?
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      Ha. On that note, here's a bit of trivia for you.

      If you hit a deer with your car and kill it, you're not allowed to take it away. If you come across one (dead!), that somebody else has hit, you can take it home to eat, should you wish.

      Wouldn't fancy it myself: from experience, many deer are riddled with ticks, but, y'know, if your inner Bear Grylls takes hold and you fancy some wild dinner, then there you go
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      FFP look at the sodding regulations before posting.
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      I live on the outskirts of TWells along Bayham Abbey Road, 50 limit, nice and straight, unbelievable numbers of deer about - lots of oak trees so they lounge about eating acorns and shagging. It's alarming how few people pay any attention to the signs, a full size deer or worse, a stag can be very dangerous. A big one is just the right size to be taller than the front of a saloon / hatch and go right into the windscreen. I remember many years ago some woman hitting a stag and taking it to the vet in Burwash - her and her teenage son had piled it into the boot of their Volvo and driven, with her toddlers in the back seats to the vet. Thank **** it didn't wake up and go absolutely nuts.

      I've been lucky I think, biggest thing I've hit is a pheasant. Properly stupid birds.
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      Roadkill here is usually taken home and cooked on the barbie or fed to the pets.
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