Since I posted [Miss] Anne Elk's theory about the brontosaurus, I figured I would post my own theory about deer.
I've heard it dozens of times, "It's the fall and spring when all the deer are on the roads, so be careful". I was thinking about that the other day. Daylight savings time just occured, much to my chagrin, and it prodded me to consider why the deer are out in the fall and spring. So this is my theory, it is my own, this is how it goes:
Deer aren't on the roads more in the fall and spring. We just notice them more because of Daylight Savings Time. The deer have their own little schedule that allows them to avoid heavily trafficked times and areas. We're the ones who mess it up. All of a sudden, rush hour is an hour earlier or later. The deer don't know why this happened and their once semi-peaceful grazing time is shattered by a massive increase in cars.
If we would just stop messing with time changes, I get the impression that there would be less car accidents related to hitting deer. Those are my thoughts...