‘Telling Deer To Cross The Road Only Encourages Accidents’ Donna The Deer Caller Goes Viral
“Telling deer to cross at an interstate only encourages accidents,” so says”Donna the Deer Caller” in a hilarious audio clip that’s gone viral with over four million hits on YouTube.
Y94 Playhouse, a radio station in North Dakota, has released the hilarious audio from a listener now being called “Donna the Deer Caller” who called in earlier this month suggesting that deer-crossing signs only encourage deer to cause car accidents.
The show’s hosts were asking people to call-in and sound off on something that bugged them. And a listener by the name of “Donna” decided this would be the perfect moment to voice her increasing concerns over North Dakota’s refusal to stop putting ‘Deer Crossings’ in such high traffic areas and instead … instruct the deer to cross in areas of lower traffic.
“My frustration is that Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings in such high traffic areas.” Wait, it gets better: “Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate?”
To which the Y94 host of course replies: “Are you kidding?”
Turns out, no, she wasn’t kidding. After suggesting that states move the signs to areas with less congestion such as next to school-crossing signs, the hosts again tried to talk some sense into Donna: “You seem to be under the misunderstanding that the deer are somehow attracted to the deer crossing sign.” But, the brilliant Donna remained steadfast to her line of logic.
To make sure this wasn’t a hoax, the Y94 hosts called “Donna the Deer Caller” back a few days later to check in on her and see if she actually believed that deer-crossing signs encourage deer to run into oncoming traffic. “I feel so stupid,” she said. “I had no clue that these signs are for us.”
Here’s the hilarious audio (including brilliant visual aides) below for your listening pleasure: