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Deer crashes poetry meeting--"It's not what you expect at a church"
Charlotte Observer ^ | 9-17-05 | STEVE LYTTLE

Posted on 09/17/2005 3:36:30 PM PDT by SJackson

Buck arrives through church window, finds setup not to his liking

Alice Wallace shut her eyes when she heard the loud crash that she assumed was an explosion. When something hit her arm, she figured it was a piece of the ceiling.

A few seconds later, she opened her eyes. Standing on the table in front of her was an adult deer -- antlers and all.

"It's not what you expect at a church," Wallace said Friday evening, still recovering from the shock of the animal's visit Friday morning to the meeting of her poetry club at Unitarian Universalist Church on Sharon Amity Road in southeast Charlotte.

"The deer was up there on the table, scrambling around," Wallace said. "We all scattered."

The deer had jumped through a plate glass window, interrupting a poetry discussion by the five women and two men.

The humans headed for the door of the meeting room, but the glass-covered buck apparently wasn't in a mood for poetry. After a minute or so of panicked scrambling on the table, he jumped back to the floor and left the way he had arrived -- through the window.

"It's amazing he got through that narrow window," said the church's pastor, the Rev. Jay Leach, who said the church suffered no other damage. "That's the first time we've seen a deer around here."

Wallace and another woman were treated for scratches, but N.C. Wildlife Resources Sgt. Barry Rowell said the deer could have caused bigger problems.

"The animal is not attacking -- just frightened and confused," Rowell said. "But a deer can injure someone and cause damage, especially with the antlers."

Rowell said it's not surprising that deer live in populated areas. "They can adapt surprisingly well," he said. "Just give them a small area of woods, and they'll make a home. Sometimes they come out of the woods and panic. That's when they do things like jump through a window."

Wallace said the visit enlivened the poets' meeting.

"I asked the facilitator, `How can you top this next time?' " she said.


TOPICS: Poetry
KEYWORDS: deer; deerattack; venison

1 posted on 09/17/2005 3:36:31 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: bentfeather

Poetry meeting ping.


2 posted on 09/17/2005 3:41:47 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Obviously the poetry was crapola and the deer had heard enough .


3 posted on 09/17/2005 3:44:08 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: SJackson

"I dont think I shall ever see any thing a lovely as a...'what the buck!!' "


4 posted on 09/17/2005 3:46:35 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: SJackson



There once was a Doe from Nantucket.....



5 posted on 09/17/2005 3:49:36 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: SJackson

This has all the makings of another Geico commercial


6 posted on 09/17/2005 3:51:55 PM PDT by stm
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To: SJackson

Unitarian "churches" are where leftists go when they want to pretend to their friends that they go to church. Basically just another offshoot of the DNC.


7 posted on 09/17/2005 3:54:23 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: SJackson
The deer had jumped through a plate glass window, interrupting a poetry discussion by the five women and two men.

If I show up at a church poetry reading with a group of women you can have my testicles.

8 posted on 09/17/2005 3:54:43 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: msnimje

Is this a right to carry state?


9 posted on 09/17/2005 3:54:53 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: SJackson

Well, the announcement did say, "Come stag."


10 posted on 09/17/2005 3:56:38 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: Alia; TaxRelief

NC ping


11 posted on 09/17/2005 4:02:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
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To: ncountylee

Yes, but Unitarians would never consider such a thing.


12 posted on 09/17/2005 4:03:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
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To: Hank Rearden
Unitarian "churches" are where leftists go when they want to pretend to their friends that they go to church. Basically just another offshoot of the DNC.

I missed that. Evangelicals would have eaten him, with good reason.

13 posted on 09/17/2005 4:04:12 PM PDT by SJackson (“I worry that I've seen this movie before”, Rep. Mark Kirk on aid to palestinians.)
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To: Hank Rearden

Yeah, maybe the deer thought it was the night for the PETA meeting.


14 posted on 09/17/2005 4:11:05 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: sushiman

LOL! As soon as I read that the poetry reading was at the UU's, I understood the deer's sentiments exactly.


15 posted on 09/17/2005 4:14:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: SJackson
Alice Wallace shut her eyes when she heard the loud crash that she assumed was an explosion

Gives a whole new meaning to "Bambi", doesn't it?

16 posted on 09/17/2005 4:19:08 PM PDT by melt ( A slimy Michael Moore "film" sticks to you like New Orleans grime.)
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To: SJackson; snippy_about_it
The buck crashed the poetry class
into the meeting at full speed

The topic was not venison grilled
an audience was definitely not thrilled

at a dashing, prancing, buck
on the loose, horning in on a read
is not too, chic

A grand entrance indeed was made
crashing the gate so as not to pay

a window entrance is the path he took
then stood on the table and looked
like a deer in the headlights for all the world

he looked like a crook,
as astounded poets shook
in shock -- at church going buck
landing like a rock!

bentfeather
17 posted on 09/17/2005 4:59:30 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Going to the End of the Line...)
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To: HopeandGlory; WayzataJOHNN; Texas Songwriter

Ping to hilarious article...Stags in poetry class


18 posted on 09/17/2005 5:01:18 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Going to the End of the Line...)
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To: SJackson

The church ladies were surprised to see a deer? Wonder what the deer thought to find his living room invaded with a building full of church ladies.


19 posted on 09/17/2005 5:06:00 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: bentfeather

Wonderful...as always poet bentfeather.


20 posted on 09/17/2005 5:34:28 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SJackson

"Unitarian Universalist Church "

Had it been a Baptist Church venison would have been on the covered dish supper menu next week.


21 posted on 09/17/2005 5:36:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: snippy_about_it

Thank you, snippy.


22 posted on 09/17/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Going to the End of the Line...)
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To: bentfeather

Stag party....at a church? Go figure.


23 posted on 09/18/2005 10:39:09 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (E)
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To: Texas Songwriter

LOL!!


24 posted on 09/18/2005 11:08:05 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (Going to the End of the Line...)
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