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Deer, oh, deer...

So tonight at work ran long due to stuff and my misjudgement of the passage of time.

On the way home, I hit a deer. Luckily, I saw the two of them coming up out of the ditch and applied (read: slammed on) my brakes and hit the horn. They took the cue from the screech of the tires and the blaring horn that perhaps they should quicken their steps. The first cleared cleanly, but the second was a little behind, and I gave him a sweet charlie horse, I'm sure. I hit him in the thigh which knocked his feet out from under him, but he got right back up and bounded off through a nearby farmyard. He might be a little bruised but otherwise fine. I'd almost come to a complete stop when the collision occured, but I pulled over and inspected the area of impact: No damage, no blood, no fur, nothing. The only thing out of the ordinary was the stench of the rubber I laid out on the road in my stop.

Oh, and it was so cold at the lake that the snot froze in my nose. X(


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Feb. 16th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you, Tink and the deer are OK!
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Me, too. ~_^
Feb. 16th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I'm glad that you are okay! And the deer, but to a lesser degree.

Feb. 16th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
PS - when I saw that you had a lj-cut, I almost didn't click on it. I thought it might be a picture of a dead deer or something. ;P
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
No, I'm not a trickster in that way. :( Mmm, veniburger!
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Stupid deers. :P I should have Darwined them, but that's expensive when the weapon of choice is a car.
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Glad you saw them in time to brake!
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Me, too! Also, thankfully, the roads were clean and clear.
Feb. 16th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I hate deer in the road. :( Jason still thinks that they're cute... but I'm over here thinking, "Sure... *you've* never actually hit one." And they are cute... if they're not in the road!

I'm so glad you are ok.
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and even less cute coming through the windshield, I'm sure.
Feb. 16th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Goddess, I'm so glad you're okay....
Feb. 16th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Me, too. Maybe that deer will tell other deer about his neer-death experience and they'll be all like, "Whoa, I'm staying out of the road if cars are coming!" like they should.
Feb. 17th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Glad to hear that things turned out so well. Yeah, deer are beautiful when they're not on the road.
Feb. 18th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
My first thought was Mark Sweeney's philosophy on deer :)
I am glad that nothing too serious happened.

Watch out for snotcicles!
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