Monday, March 6, 2017

Deer by Iowa River

Deer peering through the woods at me with a mix of curiosity and caution, off the walking trail below the Coralville Dam, just North of Iowa City. We have a vast number of deer here in Iowa, and between habitat fragmentation and the interpenetration of urban and rural life, it's always up in the top five states for deer-car collisions---every year I live here, the odds say I've got a better than 1% chance of smashing into one. They savage gardens, too, but I still like having them these big fuzzy things around.