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