I was SO excited to see ahead of us on the path was a deer. It looked so sweet and peaceful munching on some wet grass. I kept my fingers crossed that no cyclists would whip around the corner and scare it so I could get a picture. I love getting pics of all the wildlife I see on my walks(here and here) .
Fortunately no one disturbed the deer and we were able to get closer. I snuck along with Lucy and the deer calmly watched us approach and continued to eat. Once Lucy realized what was ahead she rooted her feet to the ground and started to squeak. So much for big guard dog!
|Mom, save me from the big mean dog okay?|
|Capable of stomping a stroller, wimpy dog and person? Hard to say - the deer looks very much into eating grass and ignoring me :).|
It was then that I realized that I needed to scare off the deer before we should walk by it... and that deer couldn't have cared less. What do you yell at a deer? Should have been more careful what I wished for earlier!
We didn't come up with much and just after I hung up my answer came. A cyclist came around the bend in the path and nearly jumped out of their skin when they saw the deer. Of course it was RIGHT NEXT TO IT (I had visions of this deer stomping it and the bike to pieces!) when this happened and I let out a huge gasp! The deer looked mildly surprised and took a couple steps away from the path and the cyclist chuckled and flashed me a "What a funny deer?" kind of smile as they drove on. YEESH People - killer deer here?!
Jack, Lucy and I took our opportunity and RAN a good 100m past the deer before turning around. Of course the deer was just barely visible walking off slowly into the field. I had a good laugh (now a safe distance from the deer) about the deer being a killer when it was blocking my path. It is funny how you build things up in your mind. I suppose I got my wish for the cyclist to hold off just long enough for me to get a good photo though :)