This one time when I was living in the forest, an interesting thing happened.
I was sleeping in my station wagon with the seats down for room; for me and all my worldly possessions.
I woke up to the "huff chuff" sounds of a deer buck challenge. "Battle!!" coursed through my blood.
So I reached over and unlatched the door; rolled out, landing on my feet. The buck was at the back of the car looking at me with wide open eyes,
whites totally visible around the iris. "Huff Chuff."
I'm not a deer hunter, so I'm not trained to instantly say how many points he had, but there were a lot on those big antlers. It crossed my mind then
that tangling with those would not be quite safe or wise. Besides that, what would be the pay off for myself from a victory? What? I'd then get to
breed with the doe?
So I said, "Hey! Just stop and look. I'm not your competition, Okay? I don't know why this doe is hanging around here, but it's probably not what it
Peripheral vision indicated that the doe took a couple of steps back away from me. I couldn't tell if she had a hurt expression or not. I was kind of
focused on the huffing chuffing buck.
It's probably just an optical illusion that makes it seem that someone's eyes are spinning, but that's precisely the way it appeared.
"You're insane aren't you?" I asked, then made a flying leap onto the hood of the car. I was shooting for one of those graceful slides across the
smooth hood to land on my feet on the opposite side, but didn't quite pull it off. The hood wasn't quite smooth, kind of under lacquered, under waxed;
a little bit rusty actually and my hip was kind of achy from sleeping on slightly corrugated steel of the seat backs.
So I clumsily scrambled across the second half of the hood and quickly limped to the driver's side door and got into the car.
The buck huffed and chuffed some more then went over to my pissing spot about 25 feet away and started ripping at the ground there, and then pooped on
Then I crawled over the seat back and pulled the blankets back into place, thinking "This is a little too incongruous for me to react over. I can just
piss on the buck's poop tomorrow; for whatever that's worth. I'll probably miss the doe hanging around though."
edit on 31-5-2019 by pthena because: (no reason given)