I live in Mt. Pleasant and on my way to the metro this morning, I noticed something a bit out of the ordinary–a spike buck in the fenced-in playground of an apartment building around the intersection Mt. Pleasant Street and Hobart Street. A guy who walked up shortly after I stopped to take the attached pictures said that the spike had been there a little while and had apparently injured himself when he jumped the fence. The man said he called animal control and that they were responding.
Having grown up on a farm, I was accustomed to seeing deer almost every morning once the cold, autumn air arrived, so it was a nice surprise to see this reminder of home. I just hope the little guy didn’t hurt himself too badly when he hurdled the fence. I am also wondering what drove him so far out of Rock Creek Park (which is where I assume he came from).”