I hate to ramble on about deer again, but I've had three close encounters of the Bambi kind this week. There are few things more terrifying than traveling at 65mph and suddenly realizing that a deer is leaping in front of your car! By the grace of God I have managed to avoid hitting one this week, but today's issue of The Oklahoman contains some less than comforting statistics. It seems that October and November are the mating months for deer and I still have several weeks of vigilence ahead of me. The average deer weighs 115 pounds- plenty big enough to do some serious damage to my vehicle. Oklahoma has about 500,000 deer, so it seems unlikely that the local hunters are going to take care of the problem for me. There are an estimated 1.5 million deer-vehicle crashes nationally each year. No wonder my insurance agent wasn't the least bit surprised by my recent collision! I'm surprised that I even got any sympathy.
Speaking of insurance, Gary and I were downtown last weekend dressing up our Buffalo mascot for a Christmas card shot. I was adjusting the red bow on the buffalo's neck and stepped back just as a car was pulling up to the intersection. I had the sudden thought that if I got hit I'd hate to tell the my insurance agent what I was doing at the time. I don't think they get many claims of "injury while dressing up a buffalo"! Anyway, the shot turned out great and you can look for it on my Caddo blog in the near future.
Gary also took some great shots for the Caddo website and some postcard shots for one of the local stores. We really enjoy taking pictures for people! Next big project is a trip to the Tishomingo Wildlife refuge during Thanksgiving break. We're hoping for some great foliage and bird photos.
Not much else going on today. Drive carefully!