Originally Posted by DeltaRomeo
Reminds me of a time when a friend borrowed his boss's Super Cub and took it up to a tiny, narrow mountain-top airstrip, where he made a few take-offs and landings. On one take-off roll a deer ran out, and to avoid hitting the deer my friend put the Cub into the trees.
The insurance company was not too inclined to believe the story at first. But about a week or so later, another pilot somewhere else hit a bear on his take-off roll. Killed them all, the pilot, the bear and the airplane. At that point the insurance company paid up and thanked my friend for limiting the damage as much as he had.
Now before starting the engine, my friend calls "Clear for deer?"
Y'all be careful out there.