In Santa Fe I Brake For Wildlife

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Every now and then, something wild crosses my path and I stop whatever I am doing even when there are home buyers in my car. The truth is I brake for wildlife. And if I am lucky they have enough patience to wait until I can find my camera and make their image to tell you a story about them. These two failed to look both ways when they crossed the road. Fortunately, I saw them first. Yes, they are deer and very dear to me.

These two deer are New Mexico mule deer who live in the northern part of our state, mostly in rural areas. They were very close to town in a pinon covered hilly neighborhood just north of our historic Plaza. Fortunately, they have keen eyesight and good hearing as they paused on the edge of the road when they heard my car. After I stopped, they knew immediately to carefully move across the road and then freeze. It was clear they were in the neighborhood foraging the local vegetative landscape as our winter has been mild. They waiting long enough for me to make this one image and then leaped over the hillside together.

Do you brake for wildlife too?


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Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

Yes, Emily, I DO brake for wildlife! We don't have your mule deer here in western NC, but have many, many deer which are dear to us, too! We see them even near town, expecially as they try to cross the bypass from "their" woods to get water from the river.

Love the photograph - thanks for sharing it!

Feb 20, 2012 10:38 AM #1
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Two different thoughts.  I do brake for wildlife while I'm a photography buff.  But one of my great friends just left ICU yesterday b/c he tried to drive around a deer and rolled his car.  8 days in ICU.  The word here is drive through the animal, not around.  So, if it's scenic, I'm in...but if I"m 55 MPH, we're talking roadkill!

Feb 20, 2012 10:58 AM #2
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Emily, Surely nobody will admit not braking for our wonderful wildlife!  They all contribute to our world. 

Feb 20, 2012 10:58 AM #3
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Emily,

What fun and good for you!

We've got a little wildlife here, (in the hills of the OC) yet nothing quite like yours, ours mostly come out after dark (and at times) wind up in the back yard.

Feb 20, 2012 11:17 AM #4
Lehel Szucs
All Seasons Real Estate, Inc. - Covina, CA
REALTOR of choice

tha is prettu neat ... in Los Angeles there is not much wildlife to break for .... however.... about amonth ago I was at a golf course (my little (4year old) was taking soe classed) and we saw a herd of deer in the golf course eating the grass ... 

Feb 20, 2012 11:19 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Emily- while we don't have deer in my neighborhood we do have peacocks. They are slow moving and often not that bright when they see a car coming.  So, yes.. I brake for wildlife!

Feb 20, 2012 11:32 AM #6
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Emily, I did get out of the way of a wayward squirrel some time back, but no camera as it got away so quickly

Feb 20, 2012 12:27 PM #7
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Emily - I certainly do. I once braked for a butterfly and my son said he had the only Mom in our town who would brake for a butterfly :)

Feb 20, 2012 08:30 PM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Emily, good idea to brake for deer.  I have seen cars after they hit one, and the damage is unbelievable.  So it is good for the deer and the car to apply the brakes :)

Feb 21, 2012 05:03 AM #9
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Our deer enjoy eating all the nibbles in my garden, especially the roses!  However it is a little scary to see deer and other wildlife by the freeway or a busy road.

Feb 21, 2012 12:28 PM #10
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning Emily.

It is fun watching the deer out there.

Have a nice day.

Feb 27, 2012 10:26 PM #11
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