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Old 10-02-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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"Mountain lions do have an unfortunate tendency to grab a jogger every now and then....but hey, there's too many joggers and they'll dart out in front of your car too!"

No worries; the mountain lions'll only go after the older, slower, weaker joggers. Just remeber--you don't have to be the fastest runner in the group--you just can't be the slowest!
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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LOL, Autumn in Virginia gives a whole new meaning to that old phrase "Not tonight, deer!"
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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There were 5 deer standing in the woods behind the building where I voted today. I wonder if they were there to vote?
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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JfromReston (10/2/09) mentioned Reston's hunting ordinance. The Reston Association's blanket prohibition on hunting was overturned in a lawsuit brought by the hunters' organization Suburban Whitetail Management. In typical Reston Association fashion, however, while the RA grandfathered in hunting on the properties of the two residents who were involved in the original lawsuit, it then proceded to game the system by writing new regulations that make it virtually impossible for anyone else to have a hunt on their property. To wit, a hunt can't be done within 75 yards of a street (meaning it's impossible for anyone living on an average-sized lot), you have to notify your homeowners insurance company to add the Reston Association as an additional insured party to be included on your liability coverage (probably increasing your premium in the process), and you have to notify everyone living within a one-quarter mile radius of your house that you plan a hunt (how are you supposed to do that?)

This is un-Christian of me to say, but I do hope that those morons at the RA who drew up these regulations come down with a case of deer tick-induced Lyme Disease and/or have a collision with a deer while driving. That may be the only way to change their minds.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Plant a garden
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Ok, this may be a silly question. I've yet to see any deer driving around most of Reston. Was wondering if there was some site where there are actual lists of sitings or even a map. We don't have any dear in our neighborhood in Vienna, but I'm going to be moving the Reston soon (Upper Lake Drive) and just was wondering if that would remain the same...


I'm pretty sure I've never seen deer driving around Reston or anywhere for that matter. LOL However, I've definitely seen deer in Reston and Herndon. A couple years ago there were several waiting to cross Baron Cameron just about 1 mile east of Reston Parkway and one night in Herndon a big buck was placidly crossing Herndon Parkway (he was walking - not driving) right off of Van Buren. It was such a wonderful site. This big buck didn't seem to have a care in the world and was just sauntering across Herndon Parkway. I was in such awe to see this and really hoped it would be okay. Thankfully it was late at night and there wasn't much traffic on the road.

So, getting back to you saying "I've yet to see any deer driving around most of Reston", I just couldn't resist a reply.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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I just wanted to remind everyone that it's getting to be deer season again. Drive carefully and remember, if you see one deer there are others nearby.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I haven't seen that many deer yet this year. I'm crossing my fingers that last winter's blizzard drove lots of them south of here.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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About two weekends ago there was one hell of a deer-car collision on Twin Branches Road in Reston, to judge from the after-effects. There was a dead deer sprawled on one side, and a car with the windshield totally caved in on the other.

And Normie, hate to break this to you, but I have seen more deer this year than ever before in Reston, most recently the one walking down my driveway. I just learned that the Reston Association ahs sanctioned one homeowner to hold a deer hunt (Bambi burgers! Mmmmm!) on his property. I'm pretty certain this is the same homeowner who brought the RA to court a while back and got their idiotic restructions on deer hunting overturned. I guess the RA didn't have the cojones to try to stop him this time.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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I've recently seen two dead deer on the side of Braddock Road between Ravensworth and Backlick about 2 weeks apart. The Beltway used to act as a boundary, but I guess they're getting up here by coming around Lake Accotink and up through the neighborhoods. That's troubling, because it means the population is so incredibly over capacity that they have push into the inner Beltway areas now.
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