November 16, 2007
Whitetails In The News
By Scott Bestul
Neither Rain, Nor Sleet . . . Nor Deer Season
Opening day of deer season didn’t shut down [Michigan’s] state government, but caused some mail to state agencies to be late today.
That’s because someone at the main Lansing U.S. post office set aside several hundred pieces of mail with a note saying the state was closed for the deer holiday, and the bundle couldn’t be delivered.
There is [of course] no state holiday for deer season . . . .
Buck Can’t Bear Pittsburgh Zoo
A buck put up a gallant fight against polar bears Friday at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
It wasn't enough, however.
The young deer, weighing about 100 to 125 pounds, jumped into the polar bear exhibit's pool, where bears Koda Rogers and Nuka McFeely, weighing about 650 pounds each, were playing. . . .
"It really wasn't the brightest deer," [zoo President Barbara] Baker said.