Frightened Fawn Freaks Out
It was lecture time in deerville this morning. At around the 11.5 mile mark I saw a deer and the tiniest little fawn crossing the road. The mom deer raised its head at me and gave me the stare as I ran toward them. The fawn was oblivious to my approach. After of few moments of watching me, the mom deer naturally leaped the ditch and into the woods – expecting, of course, that the kiddo would follow suit. But the poor thing was startled the mom’s rapid departure and upon observing me took off on its own - up the street and in the opposite direction. It just kept galloping up the road instead of jumping into the woods.
It was at this point that I started to wonder if deer were like bears. What if I got between the two? Would I be attacked? My luck held and I passed safely and I bet the fawn got a stern lecture on the matter.
The rest of the run was uneventful. 14.75 easy miles @ 9:10 pace.