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Old 06-11-2013, 12:00 AM
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I mow a lot of hay for my dad with a JD 920 MoCo. When you run over a fawn, you usually don't even know until the buzzards come in. I see rabbits scattering sometimes, I'm sure a lot of them dont get out of the way. Got a few turkey nests, too. The deer don't really bother me any more, damn things are like cockroaches around here. The other day I hit a newborn calf with the 9' bush hog. First round around the field. For the next couple hours I got to watch the mother try to get the calf up, then chase away buzzards. Bad day, it was.

Not sure whether to laugh or cry..... Sorry for the loss of your calf.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:34 AM
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ran over some grass the other day
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:58 AM
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ran over some grass the other day
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Gee you should be careful where your going mate!
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:13 AM
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I hit a T-Style metal fence post mowing the field across from my house. It was laying on the ground. Bent the blade shaft slightly. Replaced the shaft and immediately hit another T-Style metal fence post. Never mowed that field again.

I hit a baby bird learning to fly. Didn't see it until the next pass when I noticed feathers and legs. I felt bad about that for a few minutes.

I hit an iron water meter while mowing Bermuda at 1.5". Bent one of my brand new blades.

We have a lot of eastern box turtles around here. Every time I mow this one place with wetlands in the backyard, I almost hit one.

I caught my 5 year old son walking behind one of the old mowers I use at one of my properties. I was about to back up and saw his reflection in the truck. He never did that again. The blade doesn't turn off in reverse with that mower.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:46 AM
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Had waist high grass this saturday so i was bound to find anything, trimm then mow, i laid my stihl trimmer down and the shoulder strap was soon buried by trimmings and i ran too close and ....chop chop ahh well shoulder strap wasent long enough, hit a mop buried, and have done in two blades hitting a driveway corner and baseball sized stone.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:55 PM
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I hit a T-Style metal fence post mowing the field across from my house. It was laying on the ground. Bent the blade shaft slightly. Replaced the shaft and immediately hit another T-Style metal fence post. Never mowed that field again.

I hit a baby bird learning to fly. Didn't see it until the next pass when I noticed feathers and legs. I felt bad about that for a few minutes.

I hit an iron water meter while mowing Bermuda at 1.5". Bent one of my brand new blades.

We have a lot of eastern box turtles around here. Every time I mow this one place with wetlands in the backyard, I almost hit one.

I caught my 5 year old son walking behind one of the old mowers I use at one of my properties. I was about to back up and saw his reflection in the truck. He never did that again. The blade doesn't turn off in reverse with that mower.

I hate to see turtles get hit.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:07 PM
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I dunno if the bunny was ran over. but it died in my truck before i got done mowing. probably best. my cat woulda just ate it
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:17 PM
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Had a bunny run out in front of me too, and I almost hit it. So i picked it up and took it to the outside of the yard. Then after I started mowing again I saw something flopping in the grass. The dang thing ran back out in the yard!
Must've been suicidal...
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 PM
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they makes nests in the yard. ran over a whole nest ofem few years back
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:02 PM
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Ran over a dead goose that was sweltering in the hot sun for past few days.
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