I’m curious if anyone has noticed whether the unusual sounds from our cars may cause wildlife to react differently than a normal car? Reason I ask is I had an unusual experience with deer the other day. There were 4 on side of road near where I pulled out from a side street. One popped his head up, looked nervous and began moving, so I immediately stopped accelerating and moved into the oncoming lane, giving them plenty of space. The damn things started running alongside my car and than one tried to dart in front of me, causing me to almost come to a stop, but he darted back into the grass. My car was in EV mode at this point and I believe I was going slow enough for the weird exterior speaker noise. So than I tried to accelerate to get past them and thought I was clear and all of a sudden I heard a loud crash from the rear and felt the car move. Nothing was visible in rear view mirror. I pulled over further down the road where there was light and was pissed to see 2 new dents, one on the rear fender and an antler crease just below the rear door handle. Based on the loud noise, the damage was minor, but still...! The damn thing purposely hit the rear of my car, knowing it was there. I really feel the whines the electric motor makes along with the pedestrian warning speaker may have caused the deer to go a little bonkers. Anyone else notice animals being confused or stirred up by these noises?
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