Friday, January 3, 2014

DEERPOCALYPSE!

What the bloody hell is going on in the ungulate world? #1 Blogdaughter sends in yet another story of deer behaving badly...

Deer walks into Pa. sporting goods store through front door, gets tackled by customer
READING, Pa. – Shoppers looking for post-Christmas bargains have gotten a surprise at a northeastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after a deer decided to join them.

WFMZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1eGYihd ) says the deer walked through the front door of a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Reading on Thursday afternoon.
You know, folks that hunt with black powder weapons or bows often do so because it's more challenging than with a conventional rifle. Now, tackling the deer, that is a challenge right there. Mano-a-venado. Fist vs. antler. You know, like Bear Grylls or something (I was going to say Chuck Norris, except we all know that Chuck would roundhouse-kick a deer into neat piles of venison burger and jerky).

This is the second story about a suicidal deer in as many weeks. I mean, first a deer jumps into a cheetah enclosure, and now one wanders into a Dick's Sporting Goods? What's going on in the Cervidae world that so many have decided it wasn't worth living any more? I mean, it certainly explains the roadways here in Northern Virginia, but other than that why all the suicidal ruminants?

I'm guessing we're going to see teenaged deer start throwing themselves at band saws next...

That is all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

he was looking for deer sized camo? Maybe getting insider information to share with at the reindeer games?

LCB said...

In Ohio, black powder or shotgun is the only choice...at least in my area.

The white-tailed rat continues to damage farms to the tune of millions in Ohio alone. No matter how easy they make it (I think you can take a buck and two does now), the population just keeps on growing. Some day I expect deer to be like coyotes...open season year round.

Dave H said...

Maybe it thought it was safe, since Dick's quit selling evil black rifles a year ago.

Laura said...

someone probably opened a jar of deer urine in the store or something equally stupid (don't they know that stuff STINKS?) and the deer followed his nose.

Old NFO said...

Oops...

Stretch said...

Then there's the hunt in Rock Creek Park.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/deer-hunts-set-for-rock-creek-park-in-dc/2014/01/03/b9137de4-74b8-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html