I remember someone (Suja or Sally, maybe?) saying their dog was mistaken for a deer by some clueless stranger. Ridiculous as that is, I have a new sympathy for the clueless stranger. As I was driving home yesterday, I took the back road, which is twisty and hilly and full of things like, oh, deer. Deer, which are really active right now. I rounded a curve to see what I thought* was a large dog running toward me. Nope, it was a fawn. It was kind of nerve wracking for a minute, because mamma was on the *other side of the road, making me the filling in a deer sandwich. She was not happy about be being between her and her baby, but she managed to stay put until I was able to get clear. Whew!
Anyway, if deer can look like dogs, then I suppose dogs can look like deer, right?

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I remember someone (Suja or Sally, maybe?) saying their dog was mistaken for a deer by some clueless stranger. Ridiculous ... can look like deer, right? Shelly (Warning: see label for details) http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship) http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

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Anyway, if deer can look like dogs, then I suppose dogs can look like deer, right?

I remember farmers who used to hang big signs that said "COW" on their cattle during the hunting season when I was a kid in Seattle WA. Never heard of a dog being mistaken for a deer though.
But isn't that why hunting dogs have been bred to have lots of white in their coats? So that they (hopefully) won't be mistaken for game?

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I rounded a curve to see what I thought was a large dog running toward me.

This is one of the standing jokes in our house and it has come to the point where I can no longer identify animals while inside of a car...

Be we were driving on a highway and I saw what I thought was a brown dog by the side of the road, I pointed to it and said, "doggie." DH burst out laughing. No doggie. Deer.
The only good news is that I also have one on him from the night that he leaned out the window to call "Here kitty" to the... masked animal on the roof outside our bedroom window...
This is one of the standing jokes in our house and it has come to the point where I can no longer identify animals while inside of a car...

You should take advantage of it by just making up random IDs.
Be we were driving on a highway and I saw what I thought was a brown dog by the side of the road, I pointed to it and said, "doggie." DH burst out laughing. No doggie. Deer.

For example, you could have said, "Look, camel!"
The only good news is that I also have one on him from the night that he leaned out the window to call "Here kitty" to the... masked animal on the roof outside our bedroom window...

Ha! At least he didn't try to play with one of those cute black and white "kitties."

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Anyway, if deer can look like dogs, then I suppose dogs can look like deer, right?

I remember farmers who used to hang big signs that said "COW" on their cattle during the hunting season when ... have been bred to have lots of white in their coats? So that they (hopefully) won't be mistaken for game?

Actually, when you see a flash of white running through the bush, you tend to think DEER or RABBIT! And I've mistaken my own dogs several times as game. A good hunter IDENTIFIES the target before shooting though. IDENTIFY is a key word. I should put "positively"identify.
I hunt with my dogs.Although not traditionally used for rabbit hunters in this area, I made the mistake of taking them on a public hunting ground rabbit hunting. Someone mistook Danny's tail in the bush for a rabbit, and he was shot. His OFA radiographs clearly showed his bb's.

Now when hunting my dogs inpublic areas, I dress them in HUNTER ORANGE vests. A color no game animal comes in.
I remember farmers who used to hang big signs that said "COW" on their cattle during the hunting season when I was a kid in Seattle WA. Never heard of a dog being mistaken for a deer though.

Worse, if I'm recalling correctly, one of Chris Jung's smoothies was once mistaken for a llama.
But isn't that why hunting dogs have been bred to have lots of white in their coats? So that they (hopefully) won't be mistaken for game?

I don't know, but as the owner of an extra flashy dog, it sure does help make her more visible in underbrush and under low-light conditions.

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I remember someone (Suja or Sally, maybe?) saying their dog was mistaken for a deer by some clueless stranger. Ridiculous ... can look like deer, right? Shelly (Warning: see label for details) http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship) http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

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I remember, in the newspaper, when I was young, a big to-do about a loose panther prowling the neighborhood, which just turned out to be black Great Dane, who I knew. I also heard of another similar story of people thinking a panther was spotted and it turned out to be a Great Dane. These sightings usually take place at night, when they are not that clearly visible.
I remember someone (Suja or Sally, maybe?) saying their dog was mistaken for a deer by some clueless stranger. Ridiculous ... to get clear. Whew! Anyway, if deer can look like dogs, then I suppose dogs can look like deer, right?

I don't recall whether I posted that here, but fawn greyhounds are frequently mistaken for deer. Here's one to top that, though. The day I took Anna to the vet for the last time, she was pretty ill, was regurgitating all day, and I knew it was time, but the vet's schedule was full and they had to work me in. I was not going to sit in the waiting room hearing people say how pretty she was, what was she? so I waited outside with her, and Anna was able to enjoy the beautiful day. A woman with an obnoxious dog that 'just wanted to say hi' ("don't worry, he doesn't bite") also did not know what breed Anna was; she said she looked like an anteater.
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