What Moose Test. What about an Alligator Test

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  • What Moose Test. What about an Alligator Test

  • Jonah Jorgenson

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    People in the south are pretty smug about moose testing since the probability of encountering a moose is negligible. They will want an alligator test since a man was killed when he hit an 11 foot alligator on a road in Florida

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/26/us/alligator-crash-florida-trnd/index.html

  • Russell Fauver

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    We’ll need a possum test here in South Carolina. I swear you can’t drive more than 5 miles without seeing one of those things squashed flat on the road.

  • Francis Giroux

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Upstate New York, possum, skunk, ground hog, porcupine, squirrel, all being eaten by crows.


    • V Pilot

      Member
      March 27, 2022 at 8:06 pm

      Lol, I can vouch fro that!

  • George Hughes

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Good catch Jonah but the real danger in the traditional south and a lot of other places is not the moose or alligator … but the deer.

    That said, while I’ve seen a few deer crossing the road in relatively close proximity in my nearly sixty-years of driving the backroads of the south and usually see five to ten deer carcasses each year – I’ve never personally splattered one… and I try to avoid all wildlife on the road as rule.

    Unlike the moose, which is a regal figure of the forest which goes and stays at any location including your lane at its own pleasure; the deer is more flighty and seems a much more fearful beast than the hulking moose. Moose are more like bears in demeanor but, in their bailiwick, almost as numerous as deer.

    The good news is that deer/car collisions while among the more dangerous encounters – stories of full animals leaping into a car through the windshield are lore – at 150 lbs their total embodied energy is a fraction of that of a moose which can top the scales at 1500 lbs.

    BTW, the threat of the alligator to vehicular traffic is largely based on its mass – these low-riding beasts – they’d throw you airborne if hit at speed – weigh in at 750lbs.

    • Jonah Jorgenson

      Member
      March 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Hmmmm… a lot of anti animal testing needed it seems for all geo areas. I think I will add a cow catcher (Like the late 1800 locomotives had) to the list of deal breakers if it is not included in a base Aptera

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