By November 21, 2007

Bond: Deerslayer

When Bond showed me his 2004 MINI Cooper S I liked it so much I bought one for myself. While I’m on car four since then, he’s kept his Coop in great shape.

That is, until a deer decided to jump in front of his car on the interstate last weekend.

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Yep, that’s what happens when a deer sticks its head out in front of a pugnacious supercharged hatchback. I wasn’t in the car, but Bond reported that the head of the deer hit near the headlight. Brain matter and fur were all over the front of the car, and needless to say the deer did not limp away to recover later. No one in the Cooper was injured, and Bond is awaiting a quote from two body shops. At least the xenon headlight wasn’t too damaged; it looks like just the housing and one bulb were affected. I know that replacement units on Lady Jaye’s Mazda 3S run about $1400 each from the dealership, so hopefully the cost of replacement will be low. I doubt there’s enough damage on the car to total it, but you never know with modern cars. Bond was able to drive the car home, which is also a good sign.

This is the kind of thing that scares the shit out of me when I ride my motorcycle. I’ve posted in the past about riders colliding with deer, and one of my virtual friends lost a buddy to a deer-motorcycle collision last year. Bond was on the same stretch of highway that I ride on a lot, near the exit I would take to visit him or go any number of places in the west end of town. If it weren’t for my rear tire being bald I could have ridden the same stretch several times in the last week.

Is this how I’m going to meet my end?

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  1. Ed says:

    NO. Your fate has been foretold. It involves a Prussian Exotic Dancer, 2 bananas, and a small confused man from western China. So it is spoken, and now it shall be.

  2. Bond says:

    Actually, both bulbs work great! I’m not sure how they managed to stay intact. The crazy part is that I was telling my passenger about swerving around a deer on that stretch of road; we hit the deer about five seconds after I finished the story…