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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Close Call

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A deer running across traffic headed for I-95 at exit 18 in Westport today had a close call. Ron Malone for WestportNow.com

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Posted 03/31/05 at 01:44 PM  Permalink



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Isn’t it time that Westport addressed the over-population by deer? It is dangerous.

Posted by JFF on March 31, 2005 at 07:19 PM | #
 

Not seen in the photo are two yearlings immediately behind the one seen in the photo. All three barely made it across the road safely.

I had seen the deer grazing in the old colonial cemetary and as they found a lull in traffic, they started across the connector roadway. Stopping midpoint for a few seconds they stood there until the truck came along at which time they began running. I grabbed my camera off the seat in my truck and took the picture. Although the photo doesn’t meet my own standards for photographic effort it does show the trucker hitting his brakes and the suddeness of the experience…

ron m

Posted by ron malone on March 31, 2005 at 07:37 PM | #
 

I wonder if most people know that Westport is the ONLY town in the area not participating in the Fairfield County Deer Alliance organized by SWRPA.
JWH

Posted by JWH on March 31, 2005 at 09:23 PM | #
 

Isn’t it time that Westport addressed the over-use of cell phones, blackberries, and digital cameras while driving? It is dangerous.

Posted by worried on April 01, 2005 at 10:13 PM | #
 

Indeed…deer can be a real nuisance when you’re traveling 50mph in a 30mph zone and chatting on your phone. To be safe, you should drive the largest SUV possible.

Posted by wag on April 01, 2005 at 11:04 PM | #
 

Why doesn’t anyone address the real problem, which is deer using their cellphones in busy intersections!

Posted by Another comment on April 02, 2005 at 01:32 AM | #
 

Worried- as it is clear from the picture, Mr. Malone was pulled over to the side of the road when he took the picture. Therefore, he wasn’t using his camera while driving.

Posted by an additional comment on April 02, 2005 at 02:16 AM | #