Oh, Deer!

16 Jan

I always take Blazer with me when I go to the Wednesday morning knitting group. Yesterday, he needed to take a walk in the woods, and I found a very dead deer just inside the tree line. The Squire called one of the other members to see about hauling or moving the carcass, which was done this morning.

The deer had been shot with an arrow, on church property, just beside the foundation of the original church. The poor animal had managed to travel the fifty or so feet to the woods, and then simply laid down and suffered, arrow still embedded, until he died. No effort made to find him – and he was in plain sight – and put him out of his misery.

This is totally unacceptable from a humanitarian standpoint, and it is not appropriate use of our property. Private property, thank you very much. We don’t mind people walking their dogs, and the path to the river cuts across the far corner of the lot; you may park there any time but Sunday morning.

But you don’t kill things and leave them here. Got that?


2 Responses to “Oh, Deer!”

  1. ReverendRef January 17, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    I found a very dead deer

    As opposed to mostly dead:

    And, yeah, I have no patience for people who shoot things just because they can.

  2. thisendoftheswamp January 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Do you remember the scene from The Life of Brian, where they are calling “Bring out your dead”? The old guy says “I’m not dead yet”, and they hit him on the head.

    By “very dead” I meant, like Lazarus, there was an odor.

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