I got within 2 metres of a dear yesterday

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.
 

Fnaar

Smutmaster General
Location
Thumberland
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!
 

ChrisKH

Veteran
Location
Essex
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!
 
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 ....
 

wafflycat

New Member
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!
 
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.

L
 
laurence said:
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.

L
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:
 

Cycling Naturalist

Legendary Member
Location
Llangollen
laurence said:
loads of them in richmond park... although the cull is on at the moment.



L
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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