Nov 16, 2007

Too close for comfort...

This morning's commute started out like every other's... however it was interrupted by a moment of terror. I was on a narrow stretch of road over by Cranbrook Academy's lower school, which is in the middle of dense woods and rolling hills. Cranbrook is heavily fenced to keep the kids in and random people out. It is beautiful to drive through, at times looking like something Kincade himself would have painted. I was putzing along the winding road when all of a sudden I see something out of the corner of my eye. My heart stopped and everything went slow mo. A buck was running full speed towards my passenger side door, just three feet away. I slam on my breaks and slide over as far right in my car as I can manage. But it never came. Apparently the Cranbrook chain link fence is stronger than a full speed buck, as it flexed out towards my car, then threw the dazed deer back into the field. And so it has begun. Michigan's favorite season of all... Hunting. Be safe kids ~ RG

10 comments:

Bolder said...

hey RG, following up with you and everyone on your offer for help!

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http://bloggersagainstcancer.blogspot.com/

we are working through the name, and a graphic design... have a look!

Stuart said...

There deer no harm done!

I guess that's one caffeine alternative?

SM said...

Glad nothing happened. That would have been cool to see the fence throw the deer back into the field!

momo said...

my sister used to live in ny and she actually hit one once. it was awful. they have some law there that if you do hit one, you have to dispose of it properly. it was a big learning experience for her!

Doug said...

You swimming on Sat?

Jenniferlyn said...

Probably not swimming Doug - I am still way tired. I think taht I will start back in in December... since that will be the next Saturday that we are swimming!

Unknown said...

Watch our Bambi! Car-deer accidents are NOT pretty for both parties. You are lucky!

Jess said...

Oh, that's scary.

jes said...

I used to live in Pennsylvania, and have had several close calls with deer. I could feel that familiar adrenaline rush just reading your story!! Glad you (and your car) are safe!!

Jenniferlyn said...

I feel lucky, that is for sure. Growing up in mid-Michigan, we had one of our classmatees in the hospital for a few months, and his girlfriend passed away after a run-in with a deer.