BEWARE - SHE'S OUT THERE EVERY NIGHT

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives

 

 

This is is the time of year when Madame Doe goes out for an evening of "dinner and dancing" in the search for "Mr. Right".

Here in Prince William County we have many thousands of acres of parkland - federal, state and county.  Additionally, we have many new roads that go through yet to be developed land.  The deer population in the county is exploding and the number of deer related accidents is on the increase.

We all know that dusk is the time of day when deer begin to roam and run all over the place.  Night is the time our driving visibility is at its' lowest, so please be cautious.  There are fewer bucks available and the competition is fierce.

  

I love people and deer - I don't want either of you to be hurt so please drive carefully.

CONTACT ME  for assistance with WOODBRIDGE VA or PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY REAL ESTATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (19)

Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Karen, I love the deer as well, and the population must really be growing and they're moving North.  This year for the first time, I've seen some deer in the City of Alexandria!  And last week in the morning rush hour on the Beltway near Annandale I spotted two deer running along the shoulder, but luckily they quickly leaped into the woods.
Nov 05, 2007 10:52 PM
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros
We have same problem here and they often eat native and endangered plants. Hunting season will have to be expanded I guess
Nov 05, 2007 10:52 PM
Al Maxwell
Keller Williams - Marietta, GA
Real Estate Agent
That's very amazing and quite intereseting. I always forget that they are out there, until I see one,.
Nov 05, 2007 11:14 PM
n d
Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
I will make sure to not tell my husband that you have a deer problem up there.  He is an avid hunter!  :) 
Nov 06, 2007 12:18 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Brian,  I wonder if they used I-95 to get to Alexandria

Charlie,  Apparently, sterilization attempts will be tried, too

Allen,  I can't fgorget, they're in my back yard

Naoma,  They are a pain, but we get our deer meat from friends and don't have to become hunters

Nov 06, 2007 03:23 AM
Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH

Its amazing how much damage a dear can do to a car when struck!  They are so over populated in my area.  I personally don't hunt, but I wish the state would let the hunters hunt more of them to thin out the herds. 

Perhaps a less contiversial thing to do is require a deer education course?  All deers living in the state shall be required to take a class on how to cross a road.  Failure to pass the course will result in a hunter being able to come after you.  I better go and come up with a plan for world peace now! 

Nov 06, 2007 03:38 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Chad, Your are "right on" and I'm sure your world peace plan will be as innovative as your deer "fix".  I know some drivers that need a refresher course, too, Karen
Nov 06, 2007 03:43 AM
Desiree Daniels
RE/MAX Tri County - Robbinsville, NJ
I have my own "kids" in my back yard..... and I am one of those that feeds them.   They are a beautiful creature.  
Nov 06, 2007 08:32 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Desiree,  My husband and I could never hunt and kill them.  We don't need to feed those in our back yard as we are part of an 11 mile long reservoir watershed, but our neighbor puts out salt lick, Karen
Nov 06, 2007 09:12 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Karen, they are a beautiful creature but I am always so afraid of one jumping out in front of me in the dark.  That happened to our daughter when she was in high school, it was still dark when she left for school in the morning and one ran in front of her, luckily there was no harm to our daughter or our F150 pick up.  I can't say the same about the deer though.  They see those lights and just seem to dart in front of them.
Nov 06, 2007 12:32 PM
Stacy Magid
Century 21 New Millennium - Woodbridge, VA
We have them at our house too, along with wild turkeys,  fox and other wild animals.  I even saw a sign a few months back that there was a black bear running through the neighborhood. I'm sure it was from PW National Forest.  I'm in Prince William too.  Just be careful because during mating season they will charge you.  It happened to my husband while he was hiking on the Appalachian trail.
Nov 06, 2007 12:38 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Msarchel,  Between the park and Quantico we have 60,000 acres of forest near our home plus we live in an 11 mile long watershed - caution is the word here.

Stacy, It's a shame such beautiful anilmals can caiuse real harm, bt then we invaded their territory

Nov 06, 2007 09:10 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Beautiful animals that need to be watched out for Karen. It's scary for them with the cars and dangerous for us if they jump out in front of us. The hazards of nature when we invade their space.
Nov 08, 2007 08:52 AM
KC Coonc
Windermere Real Estate/Whatcom, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial Real Estate

The area that I live in has plenty of deer to watch out for. One more worth paying attention to is the local elk herd. The average elk is 6 times larger than a Black Tail Deer. Thanks for the reminder.

Nov 08, 2007 08:59 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Gary The problem as uyou said is that we are moving into their space

KC  Six times larger - holy moly - be careful, Karen

Nov 08, 2007 09:12 AM
Shannon Lefevre
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl
What a sweet post!  We see all sorts of critters on our roads down here...I always cringe hoping that everyone pays attention and stays safe.  :)
Nov 11, 2007 06:36 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Shannon, Thank you for responding - I hope your Palmetto Bugs are not large enough to cause a highway threat, Karen
Nov 11, 2007 08:04 AM
Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Karen~ we have a pack? of 10 or so deer that run through our yard. I find them graceful and beautiful but hate when they chomp on my shrubs and flowers!
Nov 11, 2007 03:28 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Lisa, I had a friend once tell me to put in plastic shrubs.  I need to find better friends, Karen
Nov 11, 2007 09:13 PM