Jackson Road & Parkland Plaza

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Two deer dash across Parkland Plaza Drive from east to west. They are followed by a third, youngish looking deer who totally did not look both ways before crossing.

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  1. By DrData
    January 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm | permalink

    Dangerous for the young deer, considering what I used that road for.

    That was always the road I took my sons to for their early practice driving (on the weekends). Plenty of practice turning into and out of parking lots, pulling into/out of parking spaces, and driving on a real road.

  2. By Rod Johnson
    January 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm | permalink

    There are a ton of deer in the Parkland Plaza/Little Lake area. I have learned to be super-cautious at night in here. (What were you doing out here in the boonies, Dave?)

  3. January 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm | permalink

    Rod, I have an every-other-week bicycle trailer recycling hauling gig out that way for an optics company.

  4. By John Floyd
    January 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm | permalink


    Ever hit a deer?

  5. By Rod Johnson
    January 28, 2014 at 6:14 am | permalink

    Man, that’s a long way to bike in the snow.

  6. January 28, 2014 at 8:54 am | permalink

    Re: [4] “Ever hit a deer?”

    No. The closest I’ve ever come to a bicycle-deer accident was up on Newport Road several years ago. A fawn still with its spots just wandered out into the middle of the road. It froze like, um, a deer in headlights – though it was daylight. Then it could not decide which direction to flee, lost traction with its tiny hooves on the pavement, and managed to get itself off the road, but without displaying the kind of grace typically associated with its species.

  7. By Rod Johnson
    January 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | permalink

    When I was living in Nairobi I talked to a guy who was a cook at the Carnivore, which is a famous tourist restaurant on the fringes of Nairobi National Park. He told me that he was riding his bike home from work in the dark one night when he crashed into something in the road. As he pulled himself together, he discovered that it was a lion that had laid down for a nap (they do that), and it was now wide awake. He backed off slowly, hopped on his bike and rode like a bat out of hell, but the lion just looked at him.

  8. By John Floyd
    January 29, 2014 at 1:34 am | permalink

    @6 I don’t imagine that “Deer in the daylights” will become a common metaphor.

    @7 I’m not worth too much, myself, when I awake.