1. 12
    First four, then a pause, then 2 more, then 2 more, then a longer pause, then the final four.
  2. To live at the perimeter of the Twin Cities Metro is to be low-key surrounded by wildlife.
  3. In addition to deer I frequently see:
  4. Owls
  5. Possum
  6. Raccoons
  7. Whole families of rabbits live under decks all over town.
  8. Every so often, in the middle of the night, a Lovecraftian yawlp drifts over from a swampy area a few blocks away.
    I have fantasies of melting down silverware, organizing search parties, wearing garlic necklaces (tbh already do the necklace).
  9. Unfortunate number of deer I've hit with a car:
  10. 2
    They both rammed into my bumper. Once it was running INTO a cul-de-sac. There was a third time, a near miss with a 10-point buck that ambled majestically out in front of me, not needing to move fast for anyone. I screeched to a halt and we exchanged eye contact before it finished crossing the street.
  11. We need animal-based reminders of chaos.