It's no secret that deer frequently cross the road at a higher rate along stretches displaying 'deer crossing' signs -- so why not just move them to less trafficked areas so as to avoid dangerous collisions with cars? Well, if you'd like to know the answer to this question too, chances are that you live in the same imaginary world as Donna, a perturbed caller who recently ranted about this very issue on a radio show in Fargo, North Dakota.
“My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas. I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate? I don’t get it,” says Donna, as the puzzled DJs and radio audience listen in.
“I mean, I understand that deers are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food but it seems to me… so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where these deer are so likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Wouldn’t you agree?”
While there's a chance the caller is merely pulling everyone's leg with her naive rant, it wouldn't really be too far out of line with how many see nature in these modern times.
Via The Blaze