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Old 11-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Location: Chicago area
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Originally Posted by Submariner View Post
I am glad I avoided hitting her too.

I am always a bit nervous when my truck is weighted down onto it's axles with a heavy load.

I like the new Tractor Supply for it's lower feed prices, but I dislike trying to get out of there as the stretch from Griffin to I-95 is always so congested.

How did you know it was female? Or did you just assume it had to be to reek so much havoc? I'm glad you're OK
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Location: Out West
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Originally Posted by Submariner View Post
In Bangor today on Broadway, I was driving my truck loaded to capacity with livestock feed, when the vehicle in front of me hit their brakes hard and skidded half out of the lane, to avoid, .... a sea gull standing in our lane.

Fortunately I stopped in time.
LOL...I'm sorry, I know you all think that's a horrible thing to do and will preach how very wrong it is, I KNOW, I got it from my dad, but, that is pretty funny too. (You may not think so but, it is.)
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:06 PM
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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More than 30 years ago, I almost hit a tree at about 40 mph trying to avoid a skunk. I decided at that point, if it was something I'd survive by hitting, I'd run over it, rather than killing myself, and passengers trying to avoid it.

I've been save a number of times since then by following that advice.

I remember one time when my son was just 16, he was driving west the PA turnpike heading toward OHIO. He was in the passing lane when he was confronted by about 5 deer in the roadway. Somehow he slowed, avoided hitting them, and didn't roll the car. I'll never know. I was asleep at the time, but my wife saw it coming and figured we were just dead.
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