Hit BY a Deer

deer_signsOk, so a weird thing happened last night as I was on my way home from practice. Since we live in an area where we see deer on a regular basis, I try to keep my eyes peeled for them. (Especially where they put up those crazy deer crossing signs.)

Anyway, I wasn’t too far from home and was coming through an area where we have seen deer. As I’m driving, I see movement to my left and see a deer come running across the road. I slowed down a little bit to let it pass in front of me. No problem. However, right behind that first deer was a second deer. Unlike me, it was not able to slow down and actually ran into my car. I was hit BY a deer, rather than the other way around.

The road I was on didn’t have a good place to stop, so I continued the final minutes home. When I pulled in the driveway, I looked at the car and didn’t see any damage. The deer wasn’t that big and I think hit my car and then ran off. It was kind of surreal explaining that I didn’t hit a deer, but rather was hit BY a deer.

I know there are other more exciting stories out there, but it was an interesting way to end the day.