Posts Tagged ‘deer’

Florida Man Takes Frisco by Storm: Meet Erick Brown & “Deer,” His Pygmy Goat – They’re All Over Town These Days

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Hey look, it’s Erick “Rockclub” Brown and his goat named Deer, straight outta the Florida Panhandle.

Here they are in the Sunset last month and, via lovely Andria Borba of KPIX 5 CBS, in The City Part Of Town just yesterday, and (literally) on Fell Street a couple days back:

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All the deets:

Erick Brown talks about Deer his goat

Man reunited with pet goat

And you know People Magazine? Well they have a Pets Section now. It’s called “PeoplePets.” Srsly:

WATCH: Florida Man and His Goat Share Rainbow Robe-Filled Reunion

All right, let’s bid adieu, as Erick and Deer strut through a four-on-four pickup blacktop game in our Panhandle:

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Take a look at the ballers – click to expand if necessary. They all have the same HEY-BRO-GET-OFF-THE-COURT-WHOA-A-GOAT EXPRESSION, IMO.

Bon courage, Erick

Bon courage, Deer

READER NOTES: Are you aware of the Growing Urban Goat Movement? Check it:

Sarah Hawkins breeds and sells a specific variety of miniature goats. “The Nigerian Dwarf can be for pets and for milk,” says Hawkins, “and for eating weeds – they’ll eat yellow star thistle.” Hawkins owns Castle Rock Farm in Vacaville. Most of her customers live in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland where it’s legal to keep goats in backyards.

And hey, you know who loves urban goats? SFGov, that’s who. Read up our even-toed ungulate laws here:

Regulations on the Keeping of Goats and Other Hoofed Animals by the San Francisco Department of Public Health

“Keeping two or less female goats on private property is legally allowed in San Francisco for the exclusive use of the owner’s family. Keeping more than two female goats or any number of male goats and other hoofed animals (e.g. Horse, mare, gelding, mule, burro, sheep, cow, etc) requires appropriate approval and stable permit according to the San Francisco Health Code. Goats can also be temporarily allowed on public projects for weed clearing and fire hazard abatement activities by special permit with the agency landowner.”

Area Man is Celebrating Christmas Already, by Riding His Reindeer Bicycle All Over Town

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Seems like I spot the reindeer bikes earlier and earlier each year…

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Rush Hour on the 280, California’s Autobahn, a Bucolic Freeway on the San Andreas Fault

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

As seen from the 280 freeway:

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Cruel Shoes – A Relentless Pursuit of Beauty – Financial District Flower Shop – Listing to Starboard

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

As seen on Sansome:

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Take off the heels and you’d be hobbling around just like a deer…

Ink Splatter Deer Tattoo, Ink Splatter Deer Tattoo, Ink Splatter Deer Tattoo! Your Own Forearm Patronus

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The latest creation from Deanna Ward of Tattoo Boogaloo, 528 Green Street, North Beach,  San Francisco, CA, USA, 94133:

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The Relaxed Freeway Deer of Sonoma County

Friday, February 18th, 2011

There’s your (the) 101 freeway* up in the Great White North that is Sonoma and there are your deer.

These critters don’t mind traffic at all, it would seem.

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*Just a two-laner each way at this point, I believe, but still a freeway (and not merely a highway) at this particular spot.

Kitteh Deer Deer Kitteh! – Remembering Our Real Life Citizen Kane – The Hearst Building at 3rd and Market

Monday, January 10th, 2011

You want to be immortal, to live forever? Well then build monuments to yourself the way that Hearst guy did. (If you told me his first name, I’d remember it, but otherwise, I don’t know recall his first name.)

Except that that plan doesn’t work so people forget you after you die.

Anyway, here’s the huge piece mounted on top of the main entrance – you’re probably looking at 15 or so feet worth of facade:

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See the pattern? It goes:

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Deer Kitteh Kitteh Deer

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Deer Kitteh Kitteh Deer

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Remember, kittehs are everywhere, you just need to know where to look.

The White Fallow Deer of Point Reyes – Originally from SF Zoo in 1948 – “NPS Genocide” and “The Bambi Effect”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is the closest I’ve ever been to The White Deer of 4.5 star Yelp-rated Point Reyes National Seashore. It was the view I had from Pierce Point Road.

Now, back in the day, the National Park Service was hiring snipers to hunt down the non-native Fallow and Axis Deer so that Tule Elk and other native species would have an easier life. Well, as detailed by Zachary Zoblig, the Bambi Effect” kicked in like you wouldn’t believe. Thusly:

“They’re just beautiful — they’re like unicorns when they come bounding out of the mist.”
After all the commotion, the NPS gave up on the hunting idea. The new approach is a massive contraceptive program that will eliminate these critters by 2025 or so.

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The Friends of the White Deer and Save the Point Reyes Deer are just going to have to live with that…

Good luck, Bambi.

Details of the plan, after the jump


Golden Gate National Recreation Area Soon to be called Golden Gate National Parks.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

To the chagrin of some, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area soon will soon be called the Golden Gate National Parks.

This young buck, who calls the area around Rodeo Beach home, is licking his chops in anticipation of living in a full-fledged National Park:


Just take MUNI bus #76, MARIN HEADLANDS over to Rodeo Beach on a Sunday sometime to see a good part of the GGNRA.

Exotic Fallow and Axis Deer Still in the Crosshairs Around Point Reyes, CA

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Here’s the latest from the exotic deer wars up in the Pt. Reyes area of Marin County.

A little background about the “hired killers” is here. Of course, California State Senator Carole Migden has been on this issue for a while now. But the Feds have a different point of view about “exotic ungulates”.

The plan is to have all these deer gone withing a decade or two. And that rubs some people the wrong way.

Please don’t shoot me just because I don’t come from here! Some exotic deer inside of the Point Reyes National Seashore:


It seems the way the Federales have handled the culling will give animal lovers lots to argue about over the coming years and decades.

Let’s hope we can get to some kind of solution soon.