Technical Difficulties from on Top of the Mountain
2006-07-02
  Watch out for wild animals
I live in the sticks, surrounded by a couple billion trees, rocks and pinecones. There's a couple thousand people dumb enough to try and live up here as well, but basically the place is still run by the animals. Its no surprise to see an elk walking through the backyard in the evening or hear coyotes on the hill at night. And then of course, there's the deer on the road. I've seen plenty of them, I even hit one once (just grazed it). Perfectly ordinary around here.

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So this Saturday I was out in California, driving up the I280 to work. Just me and a couple million other cars zooming around the bends, up and down the hills. In this urban spraw you're looking for accidents, bad drivers (worse than you), and police vehicles. What you're not typically looking for is deer. But that's what we saw that morning, walking warily across the highway, headed for greener grass on the other side I guess. Either the deer out here are smarter, or this one was very lucky, cause it managed to cross five lanes of traffic without a scratch.

 
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