August 12, 2010

The deer and the mushrooms.



Encountered yesterday in Copper Falls State Park. This is not a petting zoo, but a path through a scenic river area. Note the massive railing along the edge of the path. The state of Wisconsin is apparently concerned that its citizens, out for a walk, will tumble over the precipice. The national government — as you can see here — is far less protective of its bumbling, stumbling citizens.

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I have another video clip of me walking up to the deer and saying "Hi, sweetheart." Then, another woman walks up and says — to the deer — "Hi, baby." So this is how women talk to deer? If so, why didn't we at least say "Hi, dear"?

17 comments:

al said...

I see a deer in the woods and say "You're making me hungry"

The Drill SGT said...

Deer, Mushrooms, and some onions, a bith of olive oil.


hmmmm....

traditionalguy said...

Yes, deer. Whatever you say deer. Is the male deer called "darling"?

Gabriel Hanna said...

I say "my dear wife" so often that one of my coworkers suggested, "Why not say "my doe?"

And now I do.

I like to see deer, from a distance. They are a plague on the land here, and people are always hitting them on the Snake River road.

I've hit a deer once, and ALMOST hit them any number of times.

Once I was fishing with a friend (a lawyer, as it happens) and a dear jumped out of the bush in front of us. I'd seen the wee beady eyes in my headlights and got us completely stopped. My friend said "That was close. Let's go." And I held up my hand and said "No---", my spidey sense was tingling.

And a second deer jumped out of the bush in front of us. Bastards work in pairs.

lemondog said...

"Hi, baby".

Caution to diabetics: Viewing may cause severe insulin reaction

Ann Althouse said...

@lemondog Hey! That tiny fawn has Meade's eyebrows... the eyebrow style I think of as "devilish."

Geoff Matthews said...

Please don't feed the wildlife. That defeats their natural fear of man. Every park ranger will tell you that.
Deer carry ticks (as noted). We just need more lyme disease among the stupid nature lovers.

AllenS said...

I went to Menards today to buy a back pack sprayer. I have one that I use on brush and decided I needed another for spraying bugs. The sprayer is made by Solo, and it's MADE IN THE USA!

traditionalguy said...

So Meade looks to you like a devilish Stag? He has probably been called worse.

edutcher said...

Note the deerses were all oblivious to the humans. 'Shrooms do that, man.

Ann Althouse said...

I have another video clip of me walking up to the deer and saying "Hi, sweetheart." Then, another woman walks up and says — to the deer — "Hi, baby." So this is how women talk to deer? If so, why didn't we at least say "Hi, dear"?

Women go all ooky-pooky in the presence of cuddly animals that arouse that maternal instinct the feminists say they don't have.

Meade's eyebrows just arouse, apparently.

PS The Blonde gets the same way with fauna. In Yellowstone, she petted the elk and blew her stash of Goldfish on the prairie dogs.

Expat(ish) said...

More likely the guy in charge of the park has a cousin in the fencing business.

-XC

PS - You should go back during season with a shillelagh and harvest you a deer.

Expat(ish) said...

Oh, shoot, sooooo obvious now.

The federal government can't build a fence....

Lucien said...

Obviously you are not familiar with the deer repellant named:
"Not Tonight, Deer".

Marcia said...

If you say "hi, dear" it sounds too much like you're doing a bit from Mark Walburg Talks to Animals.

Jane said...

I have 10 deer in my suburban D.C. backyard most of the summer. Would you like one for a pet? I have no plants, and neither will you.

I do not care for suburban deer much anymore, except in my crock pot.

Cranbrook Deer

Lynne said...

G. Hanna-

Just make sure you don't slip up and say "My doh!- wife."

c3 said...

You had to go to a state park to see deer?

Their favorite habitat now is surburban lawns and parks.

(Less mosquitos too!)