Wildlife lovers, beware. Donna the Deer Lady has a complaint about deer crossings.
Stop me, if you’ve heard this one.
Apparently, this lady telephoned the Y-94 Playhouse radio show in Fargo, North Dakota, earlier this month to complain about the placement of deer crossing signs on major thoroughfares.
“I’ve tried writing the newspaper and contacting TV stations,” she said. “But nobody seems to want to stay with this.
“Over the past several years, I’ve been involved in three separate car accidents involving deer, with the population and everything. Each of these incidents – they occurred shortly after I saw a ‘Deer Crossing’ sign on the highway.
"Well, my frustration is that the Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossings to be in such high-trafficked areas.
“I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate?”
The radio host tried to interrupt Donna and explain the actual purpose of the “Deer Crossing” signs, but she persisted.
Here’s a video of the Deer Lady’s call.
In fact, the Y-94 radio host called Donna back several days later to clarify the deer crossing situation one more time.
At that time, Donna the Deer Lady admitted her embarrassment. “I had no idea the signs were for [humans],” she said.
Clearly, she was buffaloed by the concept. Had it not been radio, perhaps the host would have seen the expression on Donna’s face. Perhaps she looked something like a you-know-what, caught in the headlights.
OK, maybe that’s a leap.
Is Donna the Deer Lady for real?
This is not a hoof-in-mouth story. Nope, not at all, although Donna has been pelted with online scorn, as audio and video versions of her story have gone viral.
Maybe Donna should buck the system and run for office. Let’s ruminate on that for a moment.
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