It was a medium-sized doe… but at those speeds, it adds up to massive damage.
Well, we could TELL you…
Or we could show you.
Dashcam footage released by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office shows the moment a medium-sized doe panics and sprints in front of a sheriff’s deputy responding to a call with lights and sirens on.
The unnamed deputy was responding to a call about a man with a gun at a restaurant just before 6:30 a.m., the Isanti County News reports.
He was traveling at 114 mph just north of Cambridge when the deer jumped in front of his cruiser. Miraculously, the deputy kept control of his vehicle even though the hood flew up and smashed into his windshield.
All airbags deployed and the cruiser was totaled — the fourth to be totaled this year. Three of the four police cars totaled in 2017 are due to deer strikes, said Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk.
“(The incident) shows how important it is to not to swerve when an animal strike is going to occur. If the deputy swerved, he would have rolled and been injured or worse,” Caulk said.
The deputy walked away with minor injuries. The deer was killed.Source: WSBTV
That deer was done.
But if the officer had reflexively tried to swerve out of the way?
The deer would still be dead.
And the cop might NOT have been able to walk away unscathed.
And the best dad-joke comment?
“The deer was charged with obstruction of justice……..”
There are a lot of ways to kill a deer. This was effective, sure enough.
But all things being equal, we prefer more traditional methods.
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles