Monday, April 24, 2006

Doe, A Deer...

A female deer.
As I was setting up an experiment, my boss told me to "Come see." He and a couple of my co-workers were gathered around the receptionist's window. Outside was a deer browsing on the shrubs. There's a green belt behind our building, but I think this is the first time we've seen a deer here, especially during the day. She had her "good side" towards us, and something seemed wrong about it--too dark. My co-workers speculated she had been hit by a car. I went back a short while later to see if she was still there, and she was standing in the shadow of our building. That's when I took the picture shown here. I used my cellphone, which is why the quality is so poor. She limped as she walked, and she licked her wound (on the other side). Although you can't see it too well in this picture, she had some bare spots on her coat as well. One of my co-workers said something about reporting her to Animal Control. There was no sign of her the next time I checked, but I suspect she just wandered away on her own. Who knows if she'll recover or not; I just don't want to encounter her or one of her relatives as I'm driving home from work.

2 comments:

The Dear NYer said...

This post reminds me of a deer I encountered while visiting my friend up in Woodstock, NY, one summer many years ago. My friend and her mom invited me to their log cabin for the weekend. The cabin was in the woods right near a stream. Inside the cabion there was a loft bed and real wood burning stove. The view from the cabin was breathtaking. One morning while looking out the window, a deer appreared before me and stood in front of the house. It stayed in front of the house for what seemed to be forever just staring into the window at me.

Of course, I had never come so close to a deer before in my life. Well, the deer came up onto the front porch and up to the front door and started to look around, I assumed for food. I was amazed and a bit scared.

Later that day, my friend told me they thought they had gotten rid of the deer when they moved the garbage can away from the front of the house. I thought NOT!!! ;)

Sabrina said...

When I worked at the other building at my company we saw deer ALL the time. In fact it was a big office joke that we'd all stop work to look out the window whenever there was a "deer alert" on. :)

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