by Helen Chappell And then, thereâ€™s the deer dent. It looks like no other collision evidence on a vehicle. In general, it can be seen on the side of a car, generally on a front or rear fender or a rocker panel. It is about two to three feet wide. And this time of year, it is more likely than not to have an encounter with a deer that will leave this badge of Eastern Shore living on their car, truck or SUV. From around the end of October
until January, the whitetail deer goes into rut. They not only hear the call of romance and reproduction, they become obsessed with it, to the extent that they forget everything else. Deer are not possessed of a great deal of smarts in the first place, and they will do anything, go anywhere and ignore everything else in pursuit of sex. If there is a doe around, a buck will move heaven and earth to pitch woo.
January 2012 Tidewater Times