I often see dead deer lyng on the side of the road, either the left side or the right. But never in the middle. Why is this?
These deer are obviously victims of car impact, and did not die on the side of the road by natural causes. I would imagine that when a car hits a deer, it would tend to push the deer in the same direction that the car was going, ie, forwards. If the deer was moving quickly at time of impact, then it would be thrown to the front left or front right.
What I find odd is that the deer is totally off the road, but only by a margin of a couple of feet. Let’s suppose that the deer was his by a car in the rightmost lane, and got pushed off to the right side of the road. Okay. But now suppose that same deer had entered the roadway from the other direction. Wouldn’t it have ended up in the roadway, in the second lane from the right?
But that never happens. In a road of any width, the deer always ends up in the left side, or the right side, but never in the road itself. Why?
I can’t believe that the driver who hit it would drag it to the side, as a gesture of good manners towards other drivers. The deer is probably still alive, and he wants to get out of there.
I can’t believe that the local police would move this traffic obstruction out of the way, without getting it off the highway entirely.
I can’t believe that the deer, before collapsing, chose to be a good citizen and get out of traffic’s way.
Any other guesses?