Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh, Deer! A Muggle.

Yesterday after finding the North Carolina Delorme Challenge, we went on to find some more caches.

Due to certain circumstances involving toddlers and pregnant wives, I headed out to find a cache solo.  My wife parked on the side of the road, and I jumped out and headed into the woods.

I got 20 ft into the woods and thought to myself "Crap! I forgot my camera",

Then I thought "Bah, I'm going 150ft into the woods, I won't need it".

Then I saw the deer, and realized the magnitude of my mistake.

The deer was standing 50ft away from me.  After mentally kicking myself over the forgotten camera I remembered I had a camera on my phone.  I reached down, pulled it from its belt holster, and snapped some pics.  I then started back down my path, which was somewhat orthogonal to the deer.  I expected her to run away at any moment, but she just stood there and stared at me.  After a few feet I disappeared behind some foliage, and I saw her bend down to eat.

There were actually two deer, but one was obscured behind bushes the whole time.

I got to within 30ft of GZ, and had circled around to the other side of the deer.  It was then that I realized that the deer was standing on the cache.  Literally.

So I took some more pics with the phone, and the deer finally ran off.  I then went in and grabbed the cache and signed the log.

This was my first deer muggle.  How cool is that?


Unknown said...

HA HA you have to watch those deer muggles, they are crazy. Even worse are grey squirrel muggles. Those bad boys will chew right through an aluminum bison tube. I have seen it myself. Squirrels and raccoons are the two primary muggle critters in my area. They drive me nuts!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love seeing deer in the wild like that. How come you always get a photo op when you forget your camera? That happens to me all the time.