Recent Close Call,
I was leading a group ride near Cassville Wisconsin near the Mississippi
River. Close woods on the left, open field with deep ditch on the right.
I noticed a deer running parallel to me on the right in the ditch, I
immediately came to quick stop and it darted directly in front on me within
10 feet. I was afraid that Bruce, in the second position behind me, might
either collide with me or the deer. We were staggered Left and Right in
group riding format. He also saw the deer and was able to stop right next to me
on my right.
I was watching in my rear mirror for the Jane (third position in the ride)
who missed the second deer that darted after the first between us.
We survived scoot/flesh and bones to ride another day.
Note: This happened mid day. I was use to deer moving at dusk - not mid day.
After inquiring with the National Park/Forest people, it was explained that dusk is still the most dangerous for deer hits. They explained that younger fawns can be on the move during the day - mom usually chases along to watch after them.
That is the new from Lake Wobegon,