Justa friendly PSA for all my fellow PA drivers: be on alert for deer crossing the roads!
I’ve been on high alert since about two weeks ago when I did an article about this being prime season for hitting deer. Apparently, their mating season is a perfect storm of time for them to be running around and hitting/smashing cars.
This week is the peak of that season.
Friday, on our way back from dinner, my fiance and I actually came upon an entire pack of deer – does and young deer, all crossing the road/eating. They were within like 5 feet of our car.
I was terrified, noting, like the park ranger told me a couple weeks ago, if you see one deer, there could be more.
So I was freaking out, telling Mike to drive away and let them be, but he was excited and was enjoying looking at them.
It was quite an experience.
Then we drove another 20 feet or so and saw another deer in another location. I was so happy to just park the car and not have to worry about it.
So, yes, please be careful out there – it’s high time for deer out there!
I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.
This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.
This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:
Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg
“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg
“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,” by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.