I just heard a sound that I thought was a coyote howling. Really. It sounded just like what you hear in the movies. While thinking, “whah?” I looked out the window. I wasn’t the only one to take notice. One heartbeat after looking up, the herd came through the back woods. Deer. Running. Fast. Lots of them. They were running in a straight line, but I was too slow on the draw to start counting in time. The biggest group I’ve seen was eight, I think. This was much bigger than that. At least 10, maybe as many as 12. I heard a dog bark a little and decided that the howl was just that dog. It sounded similar enough. I want to thank that dog though. I hadn’t seen any deer in quite a while. It was good to see the whole extended family again.