Yes Dear, Deer
Since moving to Texas, I’ve seen many of these signs – but never any actual deer. Now, in all too predictable fashion, I will describe how this changed.
We like to see how the other half lives, so family and I went driving through an exclusive looking neighborhood. We oohed and ahhed as we drove down tree-lined streets and passed great mansions – well, mini mansions, at least. I used to dream of having a house like any one these. But I’ve since realized that you have to clean all that extra square footage. Cleaning is not one of my favorite pastimes.
Anyway, while mini mansion gazing, we were surprised by the sight of not one – but seven deer. As we viewed them with wide-eyed admiration, they stared back with doe-eyed disdain, as if to say, ” Can’t we go anywhere without the paparazzi showing up?” It was obvious that they were not impressed by gawking humans, a mini van in dire need of a paint job, or a tiny shoot and click camera. Their reaction might even be described as… underwhelmed.
There we were, in the middle of civilization – not out in the boonies – yet, there they were. Amazing.
Heer is a deer – ahem – I mean here is a dere – no wait! Here is a deer. There are two others in this frame but they are well camouflaged behind the trees. There were seven in all but I took a close up of this one in a failed attempt get a stunning photo. The lighting and her natural coloring wreaked havoc with the camera. Talk about blending into your surroundings. I guess that’s how they are able to survive in the suburbs of Texas no less. Isn’t this like the NRA capital or something? Sorry, bad joke – don’t shoot me.
After extensive research (it’s a free blog, Google will have to suffice) I found out that the National Rifle Association headquarters are located in Fairfax, Virginia. Happy Hunting! I mean run, Bambi! Run!!!
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