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Innocent traffic victim, on the road to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The White-tailed Deer managed to stand up and get of the road, limping badly. :(

Almost everything we humans do, has a destructive impact on wildlife (and nature, in general)...

Featured by the talented Linda :iconcleverdarkelve: in her "RIP" journal: [link] .
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:iconlipizzaner-kgirl:
Lipizzaner-Kgirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Poor deer... I don't think anyone meant to hit it, though.
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quiblanc Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
awwwww BAD HUMANZ
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dippygamer64 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
OH THANK GOD IT LIVED!
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ShiningEspeon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
;_;
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xesrastarship Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D:
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Waya-Adanata Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
People always say "There are too many deer, that's why we keep hitting them!" It seems to me that there are too many people...
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xxPUNKxxROCKERxx Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Yes!
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RadiantStar4 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:clap: amen!

Poor doe. DX
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:iconesprit-arait:
Esprit-Arait Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
get OF the road?
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realWolfshade Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Very strong picture...great shot and even greater messange, thank you for it.
I will never be able to understand how people can just drive on while seeing that another being needs their help...
I found a young crow once on the side of the street-it must have layed there for hours I guess, trying to get on its feet again and struggling with its wings and nobody-really nobody gave a shit, they all just drove past it. I picked it up and tried to bring it to the vet, but it was too late for the poor thing it was already to starved and dehydrated to make it :/ still makes me sad, when I think about it...almost the same with a cat, but this one survived and is fine again.
I found several other animals on streets as well, luckily most of them could be saved. But I just don`t get how ignorant one can be. Most of them were clearly visible for everyone...and just no one stopped, no one looked or helped them. It`s really sad

Sorry fo the long blabla
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
I understand you perfectly, I'm like that too. I can't pass by an animal in trouble and not help it. :)
I once stopped the car and picked up a caterpillar which was crossing the road...
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monster113 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
this would be why i ride a motorcycle inlu of driving a car
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:iconhisducttapedlilangel:
aw this is heart breaking. i was driving home with my boyfriend once, and a squirrel was in the middle of the road, not yet dead, and i couldn't tell where it was hit, all i know is it was squirming everywhere, and people were TRYING to hit it. it really scarred me.
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smilelove Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
same way with moose here in alaska its disturbing how many moose and other animals get hit and most people just keep driving it is sickening and uncaring for the life's of others in any shape or form we are all equal and should realize that before its to late ):
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   General Artist
actually, when you hit a deer, it does so much damage to your car it's considered an accident, and the animal control is generally called to take care of the animal. at least that's what we do here... but we hit a lot of deer up here. (no, it's not meanly, it's, you're driving in the middle of the night and they just appear in your headlights, literally. all you can do is swerve into a tree or hit the deer. and actually a lot of times, the deer gets up and walks away.)

and hopefully this will soothe your mind... though deer seem greatly injured, they limp away, they usually heal fairly quickly and are fine. I brought home a deer that I had hit to heal it back to health cause I felt terrible. The thing was fine within a few weeks, and I still hand crushed bones... They're tough, trust me. Plus, they get mad when they realize they're in a car or something, and get mean. :(. (which was just salt in a wound)


and NO, I'm not defending hitting or harming an animal, I am actually very against that, I just know they tend to be fine after a while... they're strong and capable of walking it off in a short period.

also, yes, this is a lot longer than I had intended this comment to be.
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The-Elven-Priestess Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This really made me sad.
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Dawnelle-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Photographer
:tears:
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Mogz56 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
what a moving photo. im glad it got off the road. truly moving picture though. caption is well thought too
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Megan, thanks for the :+fav:, and for understanding... :)
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Mogz56 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
my pleasure :)
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milkandcookies22 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
this is so sad!
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
It's always sad when people hurt animals...

Thanks for the :+fav:. :)
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milkandcookies22 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
yes it is, and you're welcome.
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catindamoon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
This is true.. poor deer
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:iconellepuma:
ellepuma Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I have nothing to say - I just cry now.
;(
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
I didn't want to make you cry, I just wished to make people aware...
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ellepuma Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
I know. But when I see something like Your pic - I always cry. I love animals, and people... people are sometimes like beasts... :(
You must have big heart - keep it always as big as now.

:*

M.
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Annetteks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
so sad.
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
tragic hopefully it survived the impact.
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Yes, it's sad how many animals are killed every day on the highways and roads.
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
:(
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GemBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
humans have distroyed nature so much. I dont see how we live with ourselves. :( poor deer.
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shaggz86 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, powerful photo. great capture
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violent-obsession Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Photographer
sadly this is becoming more and more of a reality. I save quite a few snakes from cars, but not all survive. the Public has absolutely no regard for the wild things anymore. :(
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
On behalf of the snakes, I thanks you! :hug:
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violent-obsession Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Photographer
to this day I've only lost one, Nepo, but she wasnt supposed to survive. I only brought her indoors to let her die in peace, because a raven was trying to snack on her, and she was striking out at him.
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starshivastar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i cried.....poor deer.....even if i'm an aspiring marine biologist, i still want to protect all animals....i wanna take care of the deer...
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Petite-luciole Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
That's so sad é_è
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Calander Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
:cry: yep. Back to beating the feet and bicycles I say!
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
About bicycles: [link] ... :)
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Calander Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Links scare me! Just checking to see if it's from you and not a spammer, can't be too sure these days :giggle:
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jahnl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
"Sad" would be the understatement of the year. It's beyond unacceptable what humans cause to natural habitat surrounding us.
I urge you to email your photo to newspapers, wildlife protection agencies, Department of Fish and Game, etc.
It's an incredibly powerful shot that should be seen by the masses. If only ONE driver slows down, paying attention to their surroundings and contributes to just one animal saved, it's already a winning situation. For the driver as well as for the animal.
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tracteurrouge Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is both unfortunately true and sad... :tears:
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SpazzyMazzy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Sad fate of a lot of wild animals, especially the ones who aren't scared enough of humans to avoid our roads.
Though I saw a buck here stop at the tree line, look both ways then cross followed by a doe. Was very cool to see that animals are learning to live in knowledge of our existence.
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Scenes like this are a big reason I'm working towards a career in conservation. Saving a species is great but a huge part of it is education and finding ways to keep wild animals off the roads we build.
Like when you have migratory animals that have to cross roads you can build slight bridges so they can simply walk under the road. One of my teachers mentioned a state last semester that did this with a migrating turtle I think was. Turned out successful because they were much more content with walking under the road then climbing over it.
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Sad picture, huge message.
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
I'm glad that some people got the message...
I think we're not doing nearly enough to protect wild animals which live close to civilization. And most of them don't choose to life close to us, but are forced to do that because we invaded their habitat.
I hope you'll have a very satisfying career after you graduate. :)
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SpazzyMazzy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Oh and the deer I saw look both ways did wait for cars to pass before it crossed. So yes, it actually did LOOK both ways.
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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
I think I'm about to cry :C
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:iconcristian-m:
Cristian-M Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
I don't like to post sad images, but I deplore the carnage we do on the highways and roads with our metal monsters.
I can't help to think that now there might be some orphaned babies which will die too, without a mother... :(
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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Damn humanity to its bitter end ;_;
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cleverdarkelve Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Photographer
featured you in my journal! [link]
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