There's another player now - Seek Thermal. They actually have a superior sensor but their display is hobbled by a Flir patent whereby they can't combine normal camera imagery to enhance the image detail. Even so - quite useful. I have a camera module for my Android phone. They have a new one that has a narrower field of view for hunters that would be optimal for riding.Would love to get FLIR but here in Australia it's not possible unless you are filthy rich.
Sounds like he has "come hither" whistles. Maybe hunters should try 'em.FWIW I live in deer infested country. My neighbor with deer whistles has hit at least 5. Driving the same roads around the same times I have hit none in the 17 years I have been here. Slow down, and be vigilant at night and around dusk and dawn when they are more likely to be moving around. Good lights are also helpful.
Actually no more than a gps or idiot lights. The cold areas show uniform blue - hot areas are red to white. A warm blooded animal would stand out for quick ID - much like an idiot light on the dash.Greywolf is correct, the whistles are a scam.
Even If FLIR were available, wouldn't you need to be looking at it instead of the road if you needed to see a deer? It does not sound like a winning combination, especially @ night. Its better to: 1) avoid driving those areas at prime deer hours; 2) slow down; and 3) don't over drive your headlights.
I live in one of those deer infested areas in northern Minnesota.
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Here in Texas buzzards can be a road hazard - and they are some big ugly bastards seemingly oblivious to motorcycles - like most cagers come to think about it.plenty of deer in my area, but they are more nocturnal like many other animals, during the day, my biggest concern is a flock of turkeys, generally the walk out in the road a dozen or so at a time, they especially like blind corners, as you approach, they scatter, every which way and some fly up in the air
at night, as much of a threat as deer are smaller but more common things that can throw ya off balance, skunks, racoons, possums, I traveled southwesterly once and say a lot of armadillos dead in the road
here in the northeast, crows are the road scavengers, they are a bit smaller and very wary of anything approaching, from pedestrian on up, not the danger that wild turkeys are along with the increase in turkeys, we are now seeing a big increase in predators like coyote(eastern) and bobcat, bobcats in our area were nearly extinct 25 years ago when they finally closed the season on them, now plentiful enuf to have a limited season, that F&G has proposed but, killed in the legislature by feline loversHere in Texas buzzards can be a road hazard - and they are some big ugly bastards seemingly oblivious to motorcycles - like most cagers come to think about it.