I got within 2 metres of a dear yesterday

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 8 Nov 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...up around High wood, quiet lane, as I came up over the ridge there she was in the middle of the lane...beautiful. I slowed down and rolled up as close as I dared. She didnt run...just looked at me as if to say " Ok..so who the heck are you?"...I stayed like that for a minute...really cool...I could almost touch her....then a frigging van came down the lane and she disappeared, bouncing into the wood.
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Was it an old dear? You really shouldn't creep up on old ladies like that! They fought in the war you know, had powdered eggs an' all, terrible it were. :biggrin:

    Seriously though, they're lovely to see in the wild, aren't they!
  3. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    So just how expensive was your dear deer? Or were you using a term of endearment for a lovely doe? :biggrin::ohmy:
  4. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member


    What a "drop of golden sun you are"...
  5. Bug

    Bug New Member

    It's not an unusual occurrence to find a deer on my driveway...
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Regrettably I drove past a dead young one the other day on the way to an Anglo-Saxon village re-enactment in Suffolk. I did suggest throwing it into the back for an open pit barbecue type thing but wifey thought it was taking the participative aspect of my son's school project too far!
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    It could have been an old dear Fnaar. Or it might have been expensive.
    Not as expensive as Prince Harry's bird kill though. He should stick to deer hunting dear.
  8. Crackle

    Crackle ...

    you only need to get within about 200m, that and a good telescopic sight zeroed in on your gun should do it, saves arsing about trying to get close enough to wrestle them to the ground :biggrin:

    Hmmm ... are those Venison burgers still in the freezer I wonder ....
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Loads of deer in Norfolk - the place is overrun. They are a common sight when I'm out pootling the lanes. Even get the odd one coming into the garden - to be chased by the real Wafflycat, who, although she is only six pounds in weight, minus many fangs, has only one eye and a metal pin in a rear leg, has no doubt that she *can* bring home the bacon, err.. venizon, through the cat flap!
  10. loads of them in richmond park... although the cull is on at the moment.

    i say they should introduce wolves to the park to keep numbers down. that'll spice up night rides too, trying to avoid them as they roar around in their red hatchback, singing away.

  11. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    My pussy would sometimes bring home Dik-dik.
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Interestingly enough deer are very scarce in Wales. I had never seen them in the wild until I was at the College of Law in Guildford.
  14. That's funny laurence. :biggrin: -even the deer in RP are a bit ott sometimes, let alone chavvy wolves - at night - on wheel - yikes! Besides, wolves wouldn't be very good for cyclists as they are known to be wanderers... :biggrin:
  15. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    How on earth do they cull them safely? They have to be shot with a rifle and the shooter has to make sure that there's a safe backstop in case he misses or the bullet goes straight through. This is normally done by shooting against a hillside. Are there any mini hills in Richmond Park?
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