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Oh, deer!

picture of deer crossing sign

Some of you taking to the roads to see loved ones at Christmas may be facing some winter road hazards. At least if there's snow, you should be able to see more easily one of the other hazards — deer.

A reader sent me two pictures that I decided to post today, on Christmas Eve Day. I cannot find out for sure where these pictures were taken. I've seen them attributed to places in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Snowmobile Trail Closed Due to Traffic Jam

picture of deer on snowmobile trail

picture of deer on snowmobile trail

It makes me wonder whether someone put food on the trail to lure that many deer to one place.

I received the following from a female reader....

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa 's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known — only women would be able to drag an overweight man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

I wish you much joy at Christmas! I hope to hear from many of you.


"God takes care of creatures we don't even think about or don't even know exist." - Drew Conley

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Could it be that so many deer get hit on the roads because they're simply obeying the posted deer crossing signs?

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4 Comments on “Oh, deer!”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Dec 25th, 2009 at 7:18 am

    (Rob posted this comment and picture for Vikki.)

    Here’s another picture that goes kinda along the same line with your current post.

    picture of deer on a bridge in Canada

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. #2 Rob
    on Dec 25th, 2009 at 7:27 am

    @Vikki – Thanks for the picture and greetings. I wish you and your family much joy today as you pull all your Christmas gift pranks on everyone. 😀

  3. #3 Jonathan
    on Dec 26th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    The deer are on the trail to avoid the deeper snow elsewhere.

  4. #4 Rob
    on Dec 29th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    @Jonathan – That explains it! Thanks! 😀