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poor, poor bambi...

So I was cruising along this morning after dropping my dog off at my parents house on Riverside drive, a four lane, 45 - 60 miles per hour road, and talking on my cell phone.

As we came around a big curve in the road, everyone was slowing down because there was a baby deer in the road trying to escape into woods. Unfortunately for Bambi him there was a large fence that was blocking him from running free into the woods. Of course we were all stopped watching him run into the fence multiple times trying to find his way over. After a few attempts he gave up and darted back across four lanes and got hit right next to me by a car traveling the other direction. Bambi skidded across to the side of the road and was able to pull him self up and run/ skip off into the woods.

Little did I know that he was not alone.

I've grown up in the country and I drive in the country a lot to get from our house to my parents house. With that said, I KNOW that deer ALWAYS travel in pairs. If one jumps into the street, chances are there will be another. Unfortunately for Bambi, the other was his mother. She was hit and didn't jump up. She was in the middle of the two lanes with three cars that were involved with her death.

So being the woman that I am, with the emotions that I can't always control... I cried. I cried because not only was Bambi (obviously seriously) hurt but his/her mother was killed and wouldn't be there to travel with her to safety.

Oh I was a mess.

I feel terrible for those two and I absolutely hate when animals are hurt like that. I understand that it's a risk especially during hunting season but gosh, what a sight...

Pray that Bambi finds safety and that he/she can be nursed back to health!

Rethinking about this now makes my heart ache...


TLC said…
well, as if my day wasn't already going i'm sad too. poor bambi and his/her mommy. and for the record, i can't/won't watch the movie Bambi because it's equally depressing.
Leah said…
I'm right there with you. I absolutley break down when something like that happens. Sorry you had to witness it...=(
Trophy Life said…
this is heartbreaking to me. i hear you, 100%. if i see ANY type of roadkill, i cry because i think of them being a mother or without a mother. : (
mrs.leah.maria said…
No, no, no, no, no. I'm so sorry you had to witness both of their accidents. Poor Bambi, I really do hope that it will health and grow up. My heart hurts now as well.

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