In the Rut State of Mind…

– -It’s “Deer Gone Wild” time, with mating season or “the rut” having begun last week and ending in late November.- -Yup, deer will be chasing one another in fits of passion    (Don’t look, Ethel!), making the roads in states and areas with significant deer populations a bit more hazardous.  Deer are not known for their prudence on roadways, anyways!

Nearly 50 percent of vehicle crashes statewide in Pennsylvania involving deer occur during the rut, according to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation.

“You have males chasing females; females running away from males; males fighting males for females,” said one naturalist.  “They’re not in their right minds.”

Ahh, love!- -A fine insanity!

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3 Comments on “In the Rut State of Mind…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    So remember to drive carefully, all you lead-footed second and third-shift commuters. Because, if you hit-and-run one big buck? It’s liable to cost you a couple hundred more.


  2. carycomic Says:

    Oh, deer!


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