March 16th…….”DID YOU EVER RUN INTO AN ANIMAL WITH YOUR CAR”?
POEM – “Oh Dear, A Deer”! by N. Elliott Noorlun
On a Saturday morn, Just south of town,
And approaching Salmon Creek,
I was buzzin’ along, Whistling a song,
No trouble did I seek.
Just then, a deer, Flew out of the woods,
And right in front of my car!
I hit my brakes, But, goodness sakes,
I TRIED to miss her by far.
KerBAMM!!!, in her butt, Then her innards put,
Deer doo doo across my windshield.
Car had sent her flying, Her deer language was crying,
Way off in thick brush near a field.
Hood and fender were bent, And so were my nerves,
I drove home to call the police,
To come and assist, That poor creature in pain,
And from her suffering, release.
With a merciful shot, Law man hit the spot,
That took that poor doe out of pain.
Then he thought he saw life, And out of this strife,
He thought maybe a fawn could be gained.
His knife opened her up, And this here young pup,
About barfed when I saw all the gore,
With no baby inside, The officer just sighed,
Said, of grass she’d been eating more.
But, all was not lost, From this saddening scene,
When sheriff got on his car radio.
He called the V.A., Who said, “We’re on the way”!!
To old veterans this deer meat would go.
So let’s hope that the luck, Of next deer doe or buck,
Is better next time that I drive.
They’re so handsome and spry, And this here soft-hearted guy,
Would much rather see them alive!!!