Monday, November 13, 2006

the deer population around here

One of my readers asked if we have that many deer around here (I mentioned a line of cars at the local butcher shop).  He said he didn't recall me mentioning deer in my journal.

Well, we have plenty of them:  Almost any time I ride down at the river bottoms or in farmers' fields, Blue and I scare up a deer or two.  One day I was riding along the levee and gave Cliff a call on my cell phone; the minute I said something, two deer jumped out of the weeds not ten feet away, which of course made Blue jump with surprise.  I almost dropped my phone!

There's an article in today's Kansas City Star about the growing problem of car accidents involving deer:   click HERE.  I hope you don't have to sign up in order to read it, but if so, let me know and I'll just copy and paste the article to an entry.

I don't have the opportunity to get pictures of deer because they're so fast at getting away.  By the time I calm my horse down and dig the camera out of my pocket, they're long gone.

8 comments:

marainey1 said...

Those deer are beautiful but such a problem on the roads. We have lots killed on the roads every year and it is very dangerous.  Take good care !  'On Ya' - ma

mutualaide said...

We now have four that graze in our backyard at the edge of the woods.  I just love to see them early morning and I don't even mind them eating the bushes ... wait!  Did I say I don't mind?  I'm fibbing ..... but I let them anyway.  Everyone's got to eat!

bhbner2him said...

Sounds like aroung here!  Only they can be hard to find when you have a gun.  LOL  -  Barbara

siennastarr said...

I think I've had Venison once, and that was when, as a child, we went on vacation to visit my stepfather's family in Kansas.  Now, I have no clue if the deer was shot there.. or in Missouri.  My SF was actually born in Missouri.. not sure where though.  I just know that he lived close to a bridge, that when you crossed it (It was an old rickety bridge, I do remember that) you were in Missouri.  It went over a small body of water.  Amazing the things you remember.
So.. do you and Cliff eat Venison?  Does Cliff like to deer hunt?  

Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

csandhollow said...

i see lots of deer here also.

plieck30 said...

I never tire of seeing deer. My neighbor hit a deer with his car and then his truck in a two week period. He works as a guard at a prison and drives home after dark. Paula

magran42 said...

The deer are a problem here too.  There is no deer hunting because its too close to residences but there are many killed on the roads.  I saw 3 yesterday.

lmitc89854 said...

I live by Monkey Mountain, which has no monkeys but many many deer. I am still haunted by the baby deer I hit one night.