The viewers blame speeding trains and said they were getting no response from the train companies themselves.
Between Parshall and Kremmling in Grand County, Pamela Guzman has watched the wildlife crossing Highway 40 for years.
"There's herds of elk. There are herds of deer, and they're constantly going back and forth because that's the river there and that's BLM land there," said Guzman, who said the wildlife crossing can be deadly when trains pass through the community. "They honk at the last minute, and that's why we've got so many dead things on the track."
I just know that I taught my boys that there’s a simple way to know if a train is going to stop before it gets to you, and that’s “if it’s moving, it’s not stopping.”
That was hard to watch.
That being said Ive killed 13 whitetails at one time. The train gobbles them up and rolls them into a ground up ball until Thiers nothing left.
You should see whAt a beef cow steer looking like when it explodes. You’d swear thier was #200 of shit in one of those things
It’s not what you’d want to be able to do, but that’s business… And when I’m sharing the highway with a big-rig, I don’t want him locking up and jack-knifing into my lane because of some stupid whitetail….
Then I thought about all the variables. Pronghorn in Alberta/Saskatchewan are at the northern end of their range. I know here in Manitoba if many of the winter animals are run too hard they will literally die from a prolonged run due to the cold air intake beyond what they can handle. It made me think that considering they just run straight, if the operator slowed down and the pronghorns ran for an extra few miles straight instead of mowing down half the herd maybe he kills the entire herd due to cold air inhalation. Never know. Things aren't always as they first appear. Might be that running a quarter of them over is better than killing all of them.
That’s not shocking. I might’ve guessed more, actually. I was curious as to how long it might take to get down to “slower-than-a-pronghorn”, but Adam raised a good point about running them to death without even hitting them, but depending on how long the train is, killing them all is probably a foregone conclusion….
Incident number 1 my ex wife and i were coming back from a camping trip in the mountains 1 night about 20 years ago in NM. She was driving. As she comes around a long sweeping corner at about 55-60 mph siddenly there is a deer in the middle of the lane. She lets off the gas and hits the deer dead center of her Toyota pick up doing some cosmetic damage to the truck and killing the deer. I was proud of her quick reaction.
A year or 2 later on the same road different location i was in my 75 F250 Ranger back when a Ranger was a real truck and the same scenario played out accept the Highboy pickup came out without even a scratch. The deer actually went under the truck. Moral of the story? Never swerve at high speeds to avoid a deer sized or smaller animal. Your life could depend on that.
Why would a locomotive that takes over a mile to stop try and stop suddenly and risk his crew? It has to be chalked up as an unfortunate incident. The left is very good at humanizing animals.