I was driving home last night at 3am, after providing my usual weekend 'drunk taxi' service, and I'm 10 minutes from home when the car ahead of me swerves wildly back & forth then hits a doe. The driver kept going (inebriated I believe ) so I stopped & took a look, the body looked near pristine, it appears that the deer got its neck snapped by the car & not a full-on body hit, the ribcage wasn't damaged at all! :scratch SO... into the trunk she went & a quick ride home while trying to get ahold of ANYBODY that I think might answer the phone that late, no such luck. :cry: I get home, hang the thing from my 'cherry picker' engine hoist, put a rubbermaid container under the thing, drain the blood & after that get to work ASAP, to me doing em' hot is a LOT easier. I'm kind of wasteful when it comes to using all of it I'm ashamed to say, I only use the heart, liver & kidneys of the organs & I really didn't feel like saving the blood... oh, I DID take out the tongue too. Hosed out the body cavity thoroughly after gutting, then dismembered the beastie & put her in some coolers to both drain some more & keep cool until daytime so I could get some sleep... but of COURSE there was no ice at all in the freezer (I usually keep about 30 lbs or so, but I had given it to my buddy for his party that night) so I had to go & BUY ice... (sticker-shock) So I get to the gas station and the few people there keep nervously looking at me every so often (like maybe I had a booger hanging out of my nose) so i go in the bathroom & look in the mirror & nearly poop my pants how scary I looked; hair dishevelled, eyes glazed from lack of sleep, looking like a Romero Movie extra because I had FORGOT to take off my gore-spattered APRON... and OF COURSE a deputy sheriff pulls up 10 seconds after I pay for & load the ice in my car :wave: Luckily all the local law enforcement know me & I have a decent reputation, so I get a 2-car 'escort' home, they make sure it's a deer & not any family members in the coolers.