Monday, November 2, 2009

Buck Up!


You may have heard me mention the deer population in my town.

It's large and at this point I'm not impressed by them. I rarely give them a second look.

Today after I dropped my daughter off at pre-school I was in the office area looking out over the hill in the back of the school. Up the hill comes galloping a beautiful buck, complete with antlers. (Even though we have a lot of deer, a buck with a big rack is still pretty impressive to me.)

I was transfixed as I watched him walk right up to one of the windows in the building. He took his horns and knocked against the window a little. Then he knocked a little harder. I watched some more. I could not take my eyes off him. He backed up, his hackles were up, clearly thinking his reflection was another deer. I've never seen anything like this. He got into a stance that looked ready to bolt at the window when someone walked in and startled me by saying,

"Uh, don't you think we should maybe do something about that before he runs through the window?"

"Oh my, yes!"

I ran to the door and scared him away and tragedy was averted!

6 comments:

Kristin said...

WOW about the buck!!

Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad to have such wonderful memories!

I can't wait to go through the notes and watch Twilight! DON'T TELL ANYONE!!

Christine said...

He he! I can chuckle just having you say "Don't Tell Anyone!"

The buck was so crazy.

NYC EMS said...

Good stuff Wysocky

Christine said...

Thanks. Rob?

Deanna said...

Ok, first of all, I will not comment on the "buck with a big rack" statement... Second, were you so taken by the rack that you forgot that you were the Chairperson of the Board, of said preschool? Did you not have visions of insurance and repair costs (...mulch...)?

Christine said...

Whaaa ha ha ha ha!!! That's why I didn't mention it at the board meeting! My credibility would have been shot.

Yes, I'm very concerned about mulch, apparently no so much about windows!!