Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cop Forcibly Removes Deer From #OccupyTheRoad Protest

This is getting out of hand. I'm sure that deer has a right to peacefully protest the encroachment of the 1% on its habitat.


Kidding, of course. This was a very nice gesture from Huron County Deputy Ryan Swartz to get this deer out of harm's way. It appears the deer may have been hit and was too shocked to move, but was otherwise uninjured.

Serves as a reminder to drivers to stay alert this time of year - with hunting season underway, deer are on the run, even more than usual. And we have a huge problem with "the usual" already.

Deer smashed into Michigan vehicles an average of 153 times each day in 2010. Those accidents caused $130 million in property damage and killed nearly as many people in Michigan as tuberculosis, according to state data.

55,867 car-deer accidents reported in the state last year. Heads up out there.