Driving a male friend on the Blue Ridge Parkway , I was motivated to avoid hitting at least 10 deer one Spring .
He was extremely impressed at my skills !!
I’d prefer not to hit nor kill any animal .. I knew some of the meaning spiritually and that awareness strengthened my resolve not to hit a deer .
However I live in the mountains where they are prolific and I was car slammed sideways and the deer bounced off, ok. I was driving a Kia Rondo and hoof prints were left in the side panel .
In my 98 4 Runner , I could not avoid a direct hit , front and again the deer kept running and after inspecting the jeep I kept driving to meet a new friend for dinner .
Full Moon also.
As I note these deer roadside , I try to slow down if I am able , and begin to talk to them, asking them to please not come out in front of me .
Twin ,young deer were roadside and I did the above …one came out , was hit and killed instantly . I watched as the twin , came close to fallen twin and backed off some , skittish as if not knowing what to do , the survivor ran back into the vast wooded area .
My preference is to watch them from a far . I have observed a pack or herd of deer , as they crossed a 2 lane paved road . A curve made it dicey .
However , there were bucks , appearing to be elders; huge antlers .. were standing guard at the roadside, while 4 or 5 deer at a time , safely crossed the road .
Deer are magnificent in their domain and hold great respect and love from me .
I’m not a hunter , nor do I eat deer meat ( varied reasons , not to) .