Monday, November 2, 2009
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!