Monday, 16 July 2018

A doe and three fawns cross Oak Bay Avenue with the help of a crosswalk and traffic lights. Photograph By Susan Hayes Domestication exhibit one: The photo taken by local romance writer Susan Hayes as she spotted a doe and her triplets dutifully using a crosswalk at the Oak Bay junction during the morning rush hour. Not only did the deer use the crosswalk, but the doe appeared to wait for the light to change before shepherding her brood to the other side. Then she did it again. “I saw her cross Fort Street on the light, and then I saw her cross Oak Bay Avenue on the light,” Hayes said. It appeared the doe had figured out the safest way to traverse the traffic flow. “I thought: ‘that’s impressive, people don’t do that.’ ”