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There IS a down side to living in the wilderness

7 Nov

OK, we don’t really live in the wilderness per say, but we do have a lot of open space around The Hill. As a result of that open space we do tend to see a lot of woodland creatures passing through the yard on their way here or there. You name it and it’s been through, raccoon, skunk, fox, feral cats, squirrels, and the biggest of our visitors are the deer. There’s a herd that frequent our yard and have made pests out of themselves in regard to The Mommyland Farm.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but The Hill is not in a neighborhood, we are situated off a semi-major road in the township. Take that semi-major road and add our woodland friends and you’re bound to see some roadkill now and again.

Yesterday was one of those days when vehicle met deer and the vehicle won. Of course this had to happen at the bottom of our driveway. The silver lining in this story is that the body landed on the other side of the road and not in our yard.

This dead deer was kind enough to give me yet another opportunity to have to explain the circle of life to my children.

Enter stage right…The school bus.

Gee thanks bus driver for pulling towards the center of the road so Cameron didn’t have to get up close and personal with a putrid deer carcass first thing Monday morning…Oh wait. Cameron was less than pleased with having to walk so close to the thing and I’m quite sure that his experience with getting on the bus this morning will result in night terrors.

Oh no, the excitement didn’t end there. Picture for a moment a bus, chuck full of elementary school kids, screaming at the sight of a (fairly large) dead buck just outside the window. I’ve never seen so many children move so quickly on a Monday morning as they all rushed to the one side of the bus for a better look. Frankly, I’m surprised they didn’t tip the bus over with the rapid shifting of weight.

After the excitement for the kids on the bus I called the Game Commission straight away…and was laughed at. Seriously, don’t you people have kids? I guess my colorful explanation of my morning with our dearly departed woodland friend was an unexpected way for her to start her day.

I gathered my things to head out and by that point the vultures had descended. Now I have that song stuck in my head; “It’s the circle of life, and it moves us alllllll.”

Thankfully by the time I got home he had been removed…Or so I thought. A huge thank you to the Chester County Game Commission for heave hoing the damn thing about ten feet further from the road! That’ll really help with the stench.

Here’s the before picture. He was sticking his tongue out on this day, but that Buick got the last laugh. Let this deer’s story be a lesson to us all, don’t let your need for some lovin’ let you forget to look both ways. Talk about looking for love in all the wrong places.

May he rest in peace.


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