Watch out for deer!!

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Watch out for deer!!
Fri, 11-09-2012 - 2:47pm

Now that Daylight Savings Time is over, when I go home at night it's dark.  My route from the Studio is from a highway that changes to residential streets, so the speed limit goes from 60 to 45, right near a volunteer fire house.

Last evening I was driving home and, thankfully, had started to slow down near the firehouse and put on my brights (there are very few streetlights where I live).  Just as I slowed down a large deer ran right in front of my car....I'm just glad that there was no traffic in the opposite direction.   When I got to my community and turned on to my street I saw a doe walking slowly across the street....I knew that there was probably another one following so I stopped and, sure enough, there was another deer on the side of the road.  We kind of looked at each other for a few seconds...I didn't want to move because I thought she might bolt...but eventually she started her slow walk across the road too.

I'm going to be driving much slower in the next few weeks....

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 1:24pm

I know what you mean --- they seem to bolt in front every time too! In fact, most wildlife does --- I think they get disoirented by teh headlights or something.