Re: [gardeners] Vicki

Victoria Okeef (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:54:07 -0700 (PDT)

Barbara, Margaret, et. al.,
 All this sounds very discouraging in some ways. I can't imagine not going
somewhere, especially if it's related to learning about native plant
gardening, just because of the risk of hitting a deer. I know they can do
a lot of damage to a vehicle. I do have lots of friends in south Texas
who've hit deer. But my dad never ever hit one, and he was never one to
stay in at night if there was a good restaurant to go to or friends to
visit. I always thought he had incredible eyesight. He could see a rattler
on the road a mile away. I learned after I became a birder, however, that
it may depend on what you get used to spotting. I'm very quick at spotting
and identifying birds, often on the wing.  Maybe I can develop a similar
skill for deer. 

 In the meantime, I'll use whatever devices I can get my hands on.