If car mounted "Deer Whistles" don't work to scare-off deer, what does?
November 4, 2012 3:23 PM Subscribe
If "Deer Whistles" don't work, what does?
posted by SteveLambert to Science & Nature (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They go by multiple names – deer whistles, deer horns, and deer alert – and are supposed to, using ultra sonic waves, get deer running away from your car. But they appear to be bunk
according to the research I found.
In the meantime, I drive home at night on the edge of the driver's seat. 2 weeks ago we saw over twenty deer in a one hour trip. I'd love some scientific help (if it exists) in avoiding an ugly collision with this beautiful and prolific animal.
So, beyond being on hyper-alert and believing in magical whistles, does anything work?
(Serious and helpful answers appreciated.)