the deer in our city are so thick that some neighborhoods have approved for men to climb in to trees with bow and arrow to shoot the deer. these hunters are not in the woods adjacent to neighborhoods, they are in folks back yards.
a friend drove 540 miles to visit and in the last mile before our house ran in to a deer with his car. he didn’t see the deer he hit because he was looking at a bunch more across the street.
fortunately, we haven’t had any close calls with the car yet, but it seems inevitable. however, biking in the forest behind our house i have had two very close calls where i thought i would crash in to them.
yesterday, i scattered the largest collection of deer i have seen yet. there must have been a dozen that all took off in different directions when i came upon them.
again, luckily there was no collision but i wondered as i rode off if they had a prearranged meeting place to hook up in the case that they were separated. i know if a dozen people were separated in the woods they’d never all find each other, i wonder if/how the deer pull it off.