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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Mailbox or the Deer

 
This story happened last week, and earlier, but I just got the mailbox picture today. Here's how to play tricks on your mind.

Let's start with earlier. Sometime last fall I was driving down a hill, in a snowstorm, always watching for deer, you know. I saw one! Right on the edge of the road too. But when I got there it was only a mailbox that was leaning.

mailbox

OK, that picture probably didn't fool you, but maybe it gave you the idea. I have no clue exactly what road and mailbox were involved in this incident.

Fast forward to last week. Snowing again. Looked down the road. Not going to be fooled like that again. No sir (or ma'am). But I was. Those darned slanty mailboxes with another post (like for a paper box) showing are very deceptive.

Same day, maybe an hour later, I see another of those mailboxes.

When I got there, YIKES, it was a deer!

deer

Who did just what you'd expect. Stood there and looked at me...

deer

Then ran down the road.

deer

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6 comments:

Ann said...

I can't tell you how many times I've thought I've seen deer only to find out it was something else. I've been fooled many times, especially when it's dark. I've also had lots of close calls and have hit 2

Secondary Roads said...

Deer can be so unpredictable. One needs to drive with extreme care.

Tony Laplume said...

Nice pictures, especially that last one!

Sandy said...

Oh, it was definitely a deer in both pictures. I am sure someone quickly changed the deer for a mailbox. I saw it too.

RNSANE said...

Guess the deer figured you just wouldn't be the best company!

catskillblogger said...

When I read the title I thought it was going to be a debate on whether to hit a mailbox or a deer. Glad that wasn't the case.

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