Thursday, August 1, 2013

Endearing encounter between Vernon teen and buck - Global News

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VERNON — An encounter a Vernon teenager will never forget.
Miles, 17, and his mother Maegan were sitting on a small stretch of beach along Kalamalka Lake Wednesday night when they spotted a curious buck about 15 feet away.
The white tailed deer headed straight for them, instantly growing a liking to Miles.
The deer rubbed his head playfully against Miles’ head. Mother Maegan quickly grabbed her smart phone and recorded the entire thing.

“[Miles] was in shock” says Maegan, “he’s a pretty down to earth kid, he really enjoyed the experience.”
But the buck didn’t stop there.
“He didn’t want to leave us” continued Maegan, “when we went to leave he followed us to our truck.”
Maegan says the deer didn’t act aggressively at any point during the encounter.
In fact as they were leaving, the deer, still craving attention, approached another vehicle and stuck his head right inside the passenger window.
Maegan says she’s happy her and her son had this amazing experience, describing it as something “you’ll never see again in your lifetime.”

Coincidentally, I came across the same buck two nights ago while walking my dog on Cunliffe Drive. He approached us and appeared very friendly but I was not too sure about his intentions so we avoided him. He then approached other walkers and was very friendly with all, including dogs. I was told that he is a regular visitor in the area and is extremely friendly.

I hope everyone will treat this friendly buck with great respect.


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