Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Bon Jovi probably didn't see this one coming
(This was not one of the deer we saw. I found this pic on Google.)
So, just past dusk a couple of nights ago, the girls and I were in the car, driving Kylah, one of Leah's friends, home from our house. She doesn't live too far away -- a couple of minutes in the car, tops. There aren't many street lights in this residential part of the village, and I slowed down when the brake lights of the SUV in front of me flashed red.
I was wondering why he was stopping in the middle of the road, when my answer arrived in the form of two large does bounding over the snow bank and in front of the SUV and disappearing between two houses. A third one trotted through the snow after the first two, and, tracing her path backwards, we could all see that one of the homeowners has set up a feeding station in their unfenced back yard. Three or four deer were eating out of a trough underneath a suspended light, just perfect for viewing from a window.
"Well that's pretty stupid," I said. "Someone is going to get into an accident trying to avoid one of these deer. You look out for them on the outskirts of the village, but you don't expect to see them coming out from between houses. People are going to get hurt."
"Deer, too," replied Kylah. "Some poor deer is going to end up dead meat."
From the back seat, I could hear Leah singing something, and then a whole bunch of giggles from the girls.
"What are you singing?" I asked.
"Oh, just a Bon Jovi song," Leah answered.
"Really? Which one?"
Leah [singing louder]:"♫This deer is just bad venison, bad venison is what I need. Eat it up just like bad venison, bad venison will give me disease.♪♫"
[hysterical laughter from the back seat]
Someday I will learn not to ask these kinds of questions.