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The Fabled (Some Say Mythical) Blue Deer

I have heard all the stories about the fabled (some say mythical) blue deer.

Boy Scoutmasters Virginia wide get the question a lot:

Does it exist?  Is there really a blue deer?

Well, I can tell you, campfire stories abound.

The next thing we'll see here are the researchers, with their night-vision goggles, thermal cameras and weird screeches at night trying to entice one into the open to get a glimpse of Virginia's "squatch."

And then there will be the TV show of the same.

The Northwest will be proud!

Personally I have never seen a blue deer.  And I have never spoken with anyone who has.

Sure, the stories abound.  But does the blue deer bound?

Then today, today!, while investigating a house in Northern Virginia, I ran across this.

There, for all to see, finally, is sure evidence all have waited to see.

Evidence of the blue deer.

I am not familiar enough with the species to know if this evidence is from adult or fawn, male or female.

But it is evidence nonetheless.

So now, I say to all you naysayers, especially in the Northwest, with your "videos," and "TV shows," (but no evidence) of "researchers," well, I have solid proof!

No doubt living in the thicket nearby, this deer did not come out to see me.

The fabled (some say mythical) blue deer knows which animal is the most dangerous in the forest, um, suburbs.

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 32 commentsJay Markanich • June 23 2012 02:44AM

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I don't get it.

Is that a blue golf ball, a blue egg???

Where's the evidence of blue mule deer??

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 6 years ago

It's neither.  It is blue dear, um, residue.  The blue deer is said to leave compact, um, residue, unlike the regular deer, um, residue.

And how do you know that is a blue mule deer?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Could it be an Easter Egg that people did not notice ? Thank you for the picture .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

Oh LOL...I thought it was an egg, too and I was going to say that deer are mammals last I checked. 

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

I think it was a little rubber ball Gita.  But, I still wonder if it isn't blue deer evidence!

Debbie - the "egg" that blue deer laid wasn't an "egg" at all...  Apparently EVERYTHING from the deer is blue.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I got it!!!

It's Blue Deer Dung.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Blue deer poop? How adorable!;-)

Posted by Gina Nugent, Real Estate Agent - Palm Beach, FL (Donohue RE) over 6 years ago

Good morning Jay,

Wow, that is really blue (ummm) residue...LOL...I had never heard of the mythical blue deer of Virginia before.  Cute, fun post - a great way to start the day, thank you!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

I'm sorry Lenn, I thought that was obvious!  I was trying to be powlaht and call it "residue..."  But you got it!  Proof that you live in the rural suburbs...

Thanks Gina.  Thought I'd have some fun. 

Lisa - yes, well known in these parts.  At least it will be after people read this post.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Good morning Jay finally proof there is a blue deer.  Package it up and send it off to the lab for conformation !! Way to go

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 6 years ago

Good morning Jay.  Now I have never heard of the elusive, blue deer story.  Sorry, but I don't think you have quite enough "evidence" yet.  Thanks for starting my day off with a smile.

Posted by Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR (Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087) over 6 years ago

I'll be there's some new, previously-undiscovered DNA in there James!

Linda - you're welcome!  My client thought it was funny too.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago
Hopefully some poor nearsighted Robin didn't waste time sitting on the the round blue residue thinking it was their lost egg.
Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

I thought it was half of a robin's egg.  But I will ask my son if he has heard stories of the blue deer.  He is working on his Eagle Scout.....if anyone has heard of it, I am sure he has!  Will let you know!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) over 6 years ago
Jay, we think someone is pulling you blue ear. Now, whos that guy who had a blue ox?
Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Jay,

Looks like you made a stunning discovery!  I'm with James... send it off to the lab to get your recognition and confirm your, ummm, discovery!!

Have a great day

Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 6 years ago

Jay, I am afraid blue dung does not a blue deer make---and as far as I know deer do not lay eggs.  That is more likely a Sasquach egg after drinking too much blue cool aid.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 6 years ago

Jay -- you must have too much time on your hands to take time to blog on the blue deer -- or else the last couple of homes didn't have much too recommend them for blogging.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 6 years ago

I'm still looking for Big Foot, so once I find them here in the Pacific NW, I will make sure to head your way and start the search for the Blue Deer and get back to you with my findings.

 

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, Well, Well... are you trying to steal our mythical thunder up here? I may have to send Squatch out to Virginia to trample your little blue deer ; )

Really I like it though. We even a have a beast in Lake Chelan "Ogopogo", Nessy is a Betsy compared to Ogopogo ; )

 

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Cindy - the rubber smell may have given the robin a hint.

Kathryn - who knows if he has.  I can tell you, those are very popular stories.   ;>)

A&P - that would be Paul somebody, with things growing on his toes.  I can't remember what they are called.  Bunions, bunyons - something like that...  What was that guy's last name?

Rob - I hope they don't mix up the DNA results with a rubber ball or something similar.  Yes, terrific discovery, thanks!

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Shadow - so, the Squatch is partial to raspberry Slurpees?  Who knew!?  Since deer don't lay eggs, that can only be one other thing.

Steven - either I'm having fun or trying desperately to contribute to mammalian scientific discover!  Either way, this is a great post to write!

Get back to me Todd!  I find that TV show with the squatch finders to be a bit ridiculous, so this post was intended to be tongue in cheek in that regard!  But still, get back to me!

Don - I have heard about Ogopogo.  Sounds a bit like an African bouncy toy!  You should know, I have a distant relative (many centuries ago) who was a Catholic missionary called to teach the pesky Picts in Northern Scotland.  They had him cornered against Loch Ness and family lore has it he rode a monster away to safety.

And Squatch might just find the deer, and share its den!  Even they like pets.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, I have 1000 acres in the Great Dismal Swamp for sale. Do you have any interest? I am sure you can find Blue deer in there.

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) over 6 years ago

Guessing that BIG FOOT. the Lochness Monster and the Blue Deer are all hanging out together.....somewhere.....

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

Jay- never heard of real or mythical blue deer but will Google it.  I thought it was an "unfound" egg from an Easter egg hunt!  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Thanks Tom!  Maybe when I'm done with it it won't be so dismal!

Probably S&D, along with the alien mother ship and the 10 lost tribes.

Kathy - that is one of those "legends" that Boy Scouts hear about, along with bacon stretchers and smoke changers.  Then there's snipe hunting at night.  I didn't google it, but what comes up can't be all good!  I think that was one of those balls on the end of paddles with the long rubber bands.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, I forgot to mention my property has some the best Snipe hunting in NE North Carolina and SE Virginia. It is only about 2 hours from you.

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) over 6 years ago

Tom - I am VERY good at getting young Boy Scouts up at night for a rousing snipe hunt!  Then, in the morning, send one over there for a bacon stretcher, and another further over there for a smoke changer.

We try to keep them away from the poison ivy at night though...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay, I remember my first scout camping trip very well. I spent 2 cold miserable hours on a snipe hunt. It is funny now but I was mad as Hell back then. We were at the Scoutmasters farm in rural Eastern North Carolina. I can to this day 50+ plus years later take you right to where I spent those 2 hours. LOL 

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) over 6 years ago

Tom - my first scout trip I was sent early Saturday morning across a huge field to a tree on the other side of a farm next to the camp.  You could see the tree in the distance.  They told me that a bacon stretcher was hanging on the other side.  And to please get it for breakfast.

Funny, there was nothing there...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

On May 19th 2012, I pooped out blue... I'm NOT a deer!

Posted by Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide (Investments to Luxury) over 6 years ago

I'm not sure how to respond to that Pete!  How about ... congratulations?!  Enough of that and you might become legendary too!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

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