The other day’s post about the elderly gent who managed on two occasions to corner and capture a wild turkey has given rise to my nominee for Comment of the Year.
I monitor all the comments to my blog, and this is easily the most entertaining one I’ve had in more than four years. The commenter identified himself as “Andy.” Enjoy Andy’s comment:
I caught a small doe one time.
It was after the big snow in January ’96 and I found it in the fenced in side yard eating my rhododendrons and I thought I would teach it a lesson. I ran screaming off the porch and it took off but because of the deep snow it couldn’t jump the fence. It turned all confused and ran straight at me.
I said, “I’ll teach you a lesson you’ll never forget” and tackled it. Just as I grabbed on she twisted her hind quarters and gave me a swift kick in the “you know what.” At that moment I also said to myself, “Maybe that’s why cougars jump on their backs.”
Luckily I had a thick coat on and no harm was done to me. Not sure if the deer learned her lesson, but I sure did.