Saturday, April 16, 2011
My wife jogs in the cemetery once in a while and this deer has run with her. It always runs off to the side, and a few paces behind. Or maybe my wife just runs faster than the deer. The deer & goose family shares this cemetery with President Millard Fillmore and Rick James, among other resting luminaries.
Garden Walk Gardener (and WGRZ TV 2 weatherman) Andy Parker broke the story a couple weeks ago.
Below you can watch live, if anything's happening on the Goose & Deer Cam:
You can also read teh Buffalo News' version here: http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/buffalo/article388435.ece
NPR's version is here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=135223195
Yahoo! covered it here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110408/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_deer_goose
The AP covered like this in Boston, MA: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/04/07/deer_goose_make_unlikely_pair_in_buffalo_cemetery/
AOL covered it here: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/10/goose-makes-a-deer-friend-at-a-buffalo-cemetery/
A friend does the Cemetery's PR, and with the national media having picked up on this story, she's been busy. At the same time, she's also dealing with another cemetery, in this group of cemeteries, that has an iron fence that suicidal deer have been miscalculating their jumps and eviscerating themselves (slowly) to the non-delight of residents. There've been only six cases in 10 years reported, but you can see where this would be a problem.
City folk have deer problems, but it's not from eating hostas.