ON THE MATTER OF “DEER IN HEADLIGHTS” – OF THE TWO-LEGGED AND FOUR-LEGGED VARIETY


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ohDEER is the leader in … and go-to source … for all-natural and highly effective deer, mosquito, and tick control.

We launched in 2007.  Now, in our second decade in business, we are fortunate to experience continued growth and success, and are thankful for our valued clients.

More and more, people recognize the importance of reducing and preventing the release of toxins and harsh chemicals in the environment.

ohDEER proprietary all-natural solutions do the job of keeping deer and mosquitoes and tick at bay and away, and are also thoroughly environmentally friendly.

It is something of continuing theme on this blog, and in other areas of our company communications, of our … sort of … paradoxical relationship with deer.

You see, we are inspired by and admire the beauty and elegance of deer – as have humans for as long as we have coexisted with the animals.   Deer have been and remain a spiritual and religious being for some societies.  Through the centuries, deer have been a valued source of food, and also, in some cultures, deer hides have been used for clothing and shelter.

Today, ohDEER is visiting a biological and cultural phenomenon related to deer.

We are talking about – “Deer in Headlights.”

Okay, in terms of a cultural phenomenon – popular cultural phenomenon – “Deer In Headlights” describes… sarcastically and snidely … a person who has been rendered, by whatever circumstance or challenge or request, panic-stricken and  immobile and tongue-tied and wide-eyed.

You know, kind of like the Atlanta Falcons late in the 4th quarter of the 2017 Super Bowl.

Of course, many people have experienced first-hand the literal deer in headlights – the deer frozen in the middle of the road, eyes fixated on and in the glare of headlights that are attached to a motor vehicle which may or may not be moving, and which may be about to intersect with said deer.

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With the fall deer mating season – the rut – soon upon us, which is a time of deer hormones and friskiness all skyrocketing and in tumble and flutter, the numbers of deer running and springing in front of autos … during the day and night … rises.

What causes the actual … the literal … deer in headlights?

For an answer, we refer you to a Q&A piece, titled, “Twilight Zone,” published in the Science section of the New York Times on November 30, 2010.

Here is the question:  “Why do deer get transfixed by car headlights and just stand there in harm’s way?”

As for the answer, which is provided by the Times science writer, C. Clairborne Ray, please click here to be taken to the article.

And, ohDEER will be so bold as to recommend action that decreases the chances that you and a deer in headlights end up in a bad way – and it is simple: if you are driving in an area where deer live, then drive in a way and in a manner that anticipates a deer can emerge out in front of your vehicle at any time.

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And here we share more “Deer In Headlights” related.

There is the Deer in the Headlights playing card game, which is sold in its own branded package with a deck of official playing cards and specially decorate dice.

We can’t forget the song, Deer In Headlights, sung by Australian pop superstar, Sia, and contained in the official soundtrack of the steamy and romantic thriller motion picture, Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in a trilogy based on the companion Fifty Shades novel series written by British author E. L. James.

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