Deer-vehicle accidents surpass record in Columbia County

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Deer-vehicle accidents in Columbia County officially set a new record during the weekend, according to Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker.

"As of this morning, there have been 485 deer/vehicle collisions in Columbia County," she said today. "This is the highest number since 2003, when 472 collisions were recorded."

Extreme cold weather over the weekend, combined with the peak of the fall mating season for whitetails, helped push the number of roadkills into record territory, she said, adding that the number could climb to 500 or more by Dec. 31. Last year there were 394 deer strikes recorded, based on motor vehicle accident reports and the number of carcasses retrieved by Animal Control Department officials.

Although deer are plentiful across the state, with a herd estimated at more than 1 million animals, accidents are most plentiful in suburban areas where development encroaches into whitetail habitat.

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ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 11:20 am
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wow! this is only about the

wow! this is only about the 4th time the AC has talked about the deer problem in the CSRA in the past month. who gives a [filtered word]?

Bobbie S.K
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Bobbie S.K 11/24/08 - 11:45 am
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wow! this is only about the

wow! this is only about the 13th time "ispeakadatruth" has open there big mouth this month. Auto safety and awareness of this matter is ever important in the winter months. Sorry The Augusta Chronicle has put you in such distress.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 01:15 pm
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i guess they should post

i guess they should post stories on speeding, dui's, and teen driving then since they are the biggest killers. moron!

edst4
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edst4 11/24/08 - 02:34 pm
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Well ispeak it is more of the

Well ispeak it is more of the AC reminding people that the are deer out. So drive with caution. I really do not believe there have been 485 speeders and DUI's in Columbia County since the whitetail's have been on the move since August. MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 03:23 pm
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actually...that's probably

actually...that's probably about right. moron!!!!!!
you people are a bunch of whiny idiots.

edst4
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edst4 11/24/08 - 04:44 pm
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Your grammer is at a 5th

Your grammer is at a 5th grade level. If you wish I could have my daughter come over and show you the proper way to complete a sentance.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 05:06 pm
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maybe she can teach you to

maybe she can teach you to spell sentence. idiot!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/24/08 - 05:28 pm
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I live in Edgefield County

I live in Edgefield County and run the risk of hitting a deer every dawn or dusk. I'm very cautious and know to watch for that second deer crossing the road and watch for eye reflections in the usual crossing places and have been looking out for deer for 40 years. I've hit two deer and been hit by three deer, two after I'd come to a stop. I know what I'm talking about when I say deer on the roads are a hazard and it pays to be careful, even if youspeakadatruth.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 05:31 pm
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the people that are cautious

the people that are cautious while driving, do so all the time. another stupid article in the AC will not make the idiots drive any better or change their habits. there are way too many morons on the roads.

J.W.
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J.W. 11/24/08 - 05:31 pm
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Where are the bulk of the

Where are the bulk of the deer/car collisions taking place? I want to put up deer stand in that area!

jhuran
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jhuran 11/24/08 - 06:07 pm
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Leaving Augusta golng toward

Leaving Augusta golng toward the lake is big time deer habitat.
However, new blacktop is slowly taking it away.We must remember that they were there before we were and are not quite as smart as us.I suggest you be careful.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/24/08 - 06:36 pm
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ispeaka, you are unable to

ispeaka, you are unable to improve, or just everyone else is unable to improve?

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 07:41 pm
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oh nice...coming from the

oh nice...coming from the queen idiot on this forum.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/24/08 - 09:17 pm
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ispeaka, would that make you

ispeaka, would that make you an idiot subject? If you live in the city limits, would you be the town idiot subject? If you lived at the lake, would you be the Dam idiot? If you lived in a brothel...

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 10:03 pm
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nice try at logic there

nice try at logic there moron. keep trying.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/24/08 - 10:09 pm
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Can't ispeaka, your

Can't ispeaka, your vocabulary is too overwhelming. I'll always remember you as my subject since I feel you'll never qualify as a verb.

angie1961.
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angie1961. 11/24/08 - 10:33 pm
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another day in paradise.

another day in paradise.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/24/08 - 10:53 pm
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yeah PT...why don't you tell

yeah PT...why don't you tell us about the proper way to speak. maybe you could use some raciest terms while you're at it. or maybe you could get your husband to do it since you don't work a job. stupid b**ch!

TechLover
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TechLover 11/25/08 - 01:17 am
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PT and ispeak: Lay of it!

PT and ispeak: Lay of it!

mable8
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mable8 11/25/08 - 01:21 am
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ispeaka: "the people that are

ispeaka: "the people that are cautious while driving, do so all the time. another stupid article in the AC will not make the idiots drive any better or change their habits. there are way too many morons on the roads." Does the classification of moron also include you?

augdowg
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augdowg 11/25/08 - 03:38 am
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Ispeak..PT is a dude...

Ispeak..PT is a dude...

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