Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Isn't it bee-yoo-ti-ful? That, my friends, is what happens when a deer smacks into your car.

All I did was take one sister (the one from Houston, who had no power and no phone after Hurricane Ike and didn't even know our mom had died until almost 48 hours after the fact) to the place where she would be staying during her time here for the funeral. Stopped on the way home to admire 3 deer on the right side of the road, and just as I started up again, one appeared out of nowhere from the back left side of the van and came racing to cross in front.

Only he didn't quite make the corner.The impact stunned him and knocked him down for about 3 seconds, and then he jumped up and raced into the brushy area after the other 3.

And there wasn't even a Deer Crossing sign, so I don't know why the deer didn't get 2 tickets, for jaywalking AND hit & run!.


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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Sackcloth and ashes, my friend. Sackcloth and ashes.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your sister's situation. that just makes my heart ache for her. I'm glad you're OK and that the deer didn't die.

sara said...

I am just glad you were driving at regular speed....deer can do so much damage! When we lived in North Dakota, we had "deer whistles" on the front of our car. Apparently, they hear the noise and stay away!!!

BP said...

Sorry that happened! Deer can do so much damage to vehicles!

Natalie said...

Oh how distructive. I'm just glad that no one was injured.