Monday, July 26, 2010

Be a Dear Won't You Deer?

I've always been a nature lover. Not a tree hugging hippie who drives a smart car (no offense to those that do, but frankly in Texas they're just not practical), but someone who adores being outside with trees and fellow mammals; and, I must say mammals because I could do without the snakes and spiders. Last weekend the boyfriend and I took a trip down south and during one of our adventures, we came across some deer.
Don't They Look Cute?

Now I've seen the movie Bambi many times and I've seen many deer throughout my life so I must impart on you some first hand knowledge. Deer are beautiful and graceful animals from far away. I do enjoy watching them and even today I will "oh" and "ah" when I see them. However, not all deer are nice like Bambi.

When my sister and I were younger we were up in New Mexico for a family vacation and one of the fun things we got to do was feed the deer that came up to the cabin we were staying at. We both had a lot of fun, but we ran out of food. Being out of treats for the deer we turned around and headed back towards the cabin. The deer started following us and we were pleased. I believe the exact phrasing was something akin to "oh goody the deer are following us." They followed us for awhile, but when we didn't turn around and give them more food they attacked! One of them threw a hard kick at my sister's back nearly knocking her over. Mind you my sister is about 6 and I'm about 11 so realizing that these three deer are serious we high tailed it out of there and ran screaming like the little girls we were back to our cabin.

To this day I don't know what happened to those three deer but I do think twice before approaching wild animals.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you're sister sounds accident prone. Any other stories you'd like to share. I'm sure we'd appreciate it :-P