byon 23rd October 2011 at 10:00 AM (596 Views)
I feel I am very lucky in that we have over two acres of ground surrounding our house. Most evening just before dusk I pour myself a drink and have a wander around the ground. It is very calm and peaceful at that time of day and there is nothing I like better than to take a walk down by the stream and here the water tinkling and the birds settling down for the night. On a couple of occasions I have also seen a deer as well.
Tonight I had been for my usual walk and as it was getting dark had just begun to walk up from the stream when I saw a fully grown deer run out of the hedge on the other side of the field. I suppose it was because I had stopped and it was getting dark but it ran at full speed across the field directly at me. It wasn't until it got to about 6 feet from me that it saw me and turned and lept away. It was so close that I actually turned sideways as I thought it was going to hit me which at the speed it was going and it's weight would at the very least have had me with broken ribs or more.
What a wonderful sight though and one I will remember for a long time to come