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Re: Deer

I've never heard of the whistles.   What a great idea if they work. I'll
have to keep my eye out for them....occasionally I find myself in the deer
country of suburbia.

on 12/15/2002 9:54 AM, Margaret Lauterbach at melauter@earthlink.net wrote:

> Janet, they sell deer whistles.  You mount two of them on the front of your
> car (in the right order), and you don't hear the whistle, but deer do and
> stay out of the way.  That's the claim, and I haven't heard they don't
> work.  "Wasting disease" sounds like anorexic deer or starving ones, but
> it's "Chronic Wasting Disease" or CWD, known to be in certain states, and
> it's a deer version of Mad Cow disease.  Thus the meat MAY not transmit the
> disease to human diners, so long as they do NOT eat the brain, spinal cord,
> etc.  That's the way the human version, Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (or vice
> versa) is transmitted.  Margaret L
>> It's a shame about the  population.  It's also scary driving at night where
>> deer are plentiful. I wonder what impact "wasting disease" is having on
>> those who hunt for food rather than only  sport.
>> Janet

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