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Deer in a ditch

August 2, 2013

We slow down on the
(thickly wooded, twisting curves)
parkway
when we see a doe crossing
the road with a
fawn close behind.

We stop to avoid hitting
them and watch them, and
there’s a second fawn who
hasn’t crossed yet and is
reluctant to do it. But it
scrambles over several
seconds later.

A good thing to be
reluctant, given that we saw
a deer in a ditch an hour
earlier, on its side with
a leg sticking up.

Out here, there are no pedestrian
crossings with zebra stripes
like in the city. Two vultures
circled overhead, clockwise,
with no worries about cars.

If there are vultures south
of the Equator, do they
coast counter-clockwise?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 2, 2013 12:09 pm

    You know I’ve been south of the Equator and have never noticed that….as always a fine read.

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