However, driving between Glenties and Doochary yesterday, I came across a very sad sight. A magnificent deer lying dead at the side of the road. Pulling over to take photographs might seem an odd thing to do but it is what I did.
|Dead Deer Donegal|
They are a massive danger to people using the road as impact with one could cause very serious personal damage not to mention a lot of damage to a vehicle. Yes, there are signs warning drivers of the danger of deer running onto the road, but I travel around a lot and have only seen a handful of deer wandering around and so maybe we become complacent to the danger both to the deer and to ourselves as the driver of vehicles.
The dead deer yesterday however brought it all home just how dangerous it can be. This deer was a pretty large animal and I can't imagine the damage the vehicle that hit him suffered not to mention the pain the poor animal must have felt. I just hope he died quickly and at least someone moved him off the road where he could have cause further damage.
|So sad ...|