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Can Deer See Cars?

February 4, 2011 1 comment

Car-deer collisions are a frequent occurrence in parts of the world with a significant wild deer population. Ever wondered why? just to be clear- I am not suggesting that deer cannot see the images of cars, but rather that they cannot perceive it as an object under intelligent control.

Deer (all species) are cautious and easily scared by noises, smells and sights of large animals other their own species. Animals ranging from dogs, wolves to humans have considerable difficulty approaching healthy adult deer.

In case you did not catch it- I am trying to point out that merely seeing something does not translate into an ability to understand its true nature or abilities.

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