Too Many Deer: Aftermath

We spotted this crumpled front end at a local repair shop:

Deer crash damage - overview
Deer crash damage – overview

A closer look at the bumper tells the tale:

Deer crash damage - hair detail
Deer crash damage – hair detail

Pop Quiz: estimate the total cost of that collision, including the overhead of having to deal with the insurance company and arrange alternate transportation for a week or two.

Essay: explain why it’s possible for someone to insist that both deer and humans are better off under these conditions.

In this area, vehicles serve as the top predator for deer…