Tuba Loons Tuesday Jan 5 10:57 PM
Jan 6, 2010: Deadolph the green-eyed busdeer
Apparently there's no such thing as a decent camera either.
Now I know that you are thinking:
Most of the meat. Country folk know best.
Pico and ME Tuesday Jan 5 11:02 PM
That hot dog is getting a tongue bath by the bottle of ketchup.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jan 5 11:20 PM
Look at that tongue, it's a cover up. It ain't dead, it's drunk.
Tuba Loons Wednesday Jan 6 01:28 AM
Maybe the deer is just happy to be in a warm bus.
DanaC Wednesday Jan 6 08:54 AM
I can't imagine holding it up like that and grinning. I'd be so upset to have hit the deer.
glatt Wednesday Jan 6 09:03 AM
I remember reading a news story once about someone who hit a deer and put the body in the back seat to take home to eat, and the thing regained consciousness. It wasn't dead, you see. And it tore the crap out of the inside of the car and injured the driver. I can just picture that happening on this bus. You can too. Go on. Imagine it.
TheMercenary Wednesday Jan 6 10:13 AM
Great trophy and a good story.
newtimer Wednesday Jan 6 10:17 AM
After Mom got laid off from her job at the laundromat, she's been struggling to stretch the family's food budget by stocking up on ramen noodles and acorn squash. And for the past few weeks, ever since these abnormally harsh blizzards starting pummeling most of the country, she's been worried about being able to pay the heating bill, too.
The family has been praying for months that Al Gore's promise of a sunny, global warming would come true, but so far it's been nothing but lies. And tonight God answered their prayer in the form of 400 quarter-pound venisonburgers.
newtimer Wednesday Jan 6 10:18 AM
classicman Wednesday Jan 6 10:43 AM
glatt Wednesday Jan 6 11:24 AM
I know those are both movies, but I haven't seen either of them. Did they do that gag?
classicman Wednesday Jan 6 01:48 PM
Yeh, but I can't remember which movie it was in.
Shawnee123 Wednesday Jan 6 01:51 PM
You're not talking about Bambalance, are you?
classicman Wednesday Jan 6 02:43 PM
Adak Wednesday Jan 6 03:58 PM
Thanks for the "bambulance" link - very funny, but also very true. Lots of hunters have experienced the "dead" deer (whatever), not being dead at all, and (naturally enough), not happy with said hunter.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jan 6 06:20 PM
DanaC Wednesday Jan 6 06:30 PM
Oh I know it Bruce. I can understand hunting. Not my cup of tea, but I get it. There's a fairly strong heritage of hunting in britain. I've been poaching with my older brother a few times, when we were kids. Went to a poachers convention in Wales once, where Martin entered a rabbit skinning comtest and gave me the rabbit foot as a good luck charm.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jan 6 06:40 PM
I understand, although poaching is frowned upon here... another culture difference, probably because over there all the game is "owned" by a few.
jinx Wednesday Jan 6 09:00 PM
lumberjim Wednesday Jan 6 09:22 PM
TheMercenary Wednesday Jan 6 09:49 PM
TheMercenary Wednesday Jan 6 09:49 PM
Oh, and btw. No one eats road kill around here.
monster Wednesday Jan 6 10:41 PM
They do around here.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Jan 6 11:48 PM
The last one I killed, was hauled off by the guy that lived right there. That guy was about 75, and said he was going in the house to get help dragging it in. He came back with his Dad.
Tuba Loons Thursday Jan 7 12:09 AM
As far as killing or maiming it, that part is up to the animal's instincts.
Once it evolves to drive buses I will worry.
DanaC Thursday Jan 7 05:41 AM
Poaching is kind of frowned upon...but it depends what and where you're poaching. People get rightly annoyed at those whopoach the deer in thge valley nearby, because we have such low deer numbers. They reckon we have fewer than ten deer out there now. I don't think people are so upset at the idea of someone off lamping hares with their lurchers.
Sundae Thursday Jan 7 06:36 AM
And of course, many country estates (especially in Scotland) were not occupied by their owners for most of the year. The gentry would turn up to shoot and fish for sport maybe two or three weeks in a whole year. So those who lived nearby saw it as their right to hunt and kill animals they were not legally entitled to.
glatt Thursday Jan 7 09:28 AM
I was reading Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl to my kids not too long ago. I loved it as a kid and wanted to share it with them. As I was reading it to them, it really struck me how it embraced breaking the law and fostered a good hatred towards rich people and authority figures. It's a nice story about a boy and his Dad and their poaching adventures, but I had a hard time putting the values it was teaching into context for my kids.
dar512 Thursday Jan 7 09:57 AM
DanaC Thursday Jan 7 10:22 AM
I adored Danny the Champion of the World. Used to make me think of me and my dad off in the park at night spotting owls and bats. And dad coming home with an occasional rabbit for the pot, or Puffball mushrooms from Overdale.