Please Move The Deer Crossings!
UPDATE: Our original post had an embed of the original “Donna the Deer Lady” video. But for whatever reason, the YouTube embed code has been disabled. We have replaced the original video with the followup video that was posted.
Here’s a link to the original “Donna the Deer Lady” video.
“The deer crossing sign is there to allow the deer to…cross,” says the woman now known as Donna the Deer Lady.
Donna called a Fargo, ND radio station to try to convince listeners that the state needs to move deer crossing signs to lower volume traffic areas so fewer deer will be killed.
She’s been involved in a car vs. deer incident three times and is somehow under the impression that deer can read, and crossing signs are encouraging the animals to cross at dangerous, high traffic roads.
“The government put the deer crossings there. They can direct the deer population anywhere they want to by moving that deer crossing sign,” she explains.
The radio station posted the audio of Donna’s call on YouTube and now, nearly 7 million people have had a laugh at Donna’s expense.
Donna, obviously a good sport, “>did a followup interview with the same radio station a week or so later, after being teased by family and friends about her position on deer crossing signs.
Here’s The Blaze’s full report on Donna the Deer Lady.
But, deer collisions is a pretty serious issues for drivers with about over a million deer/vehicle collisions every year in the U.S., causing 200 human deaths and an estimated $1 billion in damage annually.