When I think of the Oakland Bay Bridge, I think of the following:

  • 24/7 traffic
  • Claustrophobia-induced panic
  • Undiagnosed, but very real anxiety disorders
  • The fashionably-late earthquake that’s plotting to kill us all
  • That time Mega Shark took a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • How hitting water after jumping from a bridge is like smacking into concrete, and water often shoots up the jumper’s butt and explodes all their organs

When I think of the Oakland Bay Bridge, I do not think of the following:

  • Deer

But now I will, after this cutie decided she was going places this morning. Maybe she was running late to Saturday’s anti-Nazi demonstrations (a watch doesn’t really go with her birthday suit), or maybe she really wanted to snap a selfie in the ball pit at the Color Factory for her Instagram? No one knows for sure, but California Highway Patrol has jokes:

How endeering! Who isn’t fawned of deer puns? Doe’nt hate me.

A Doe (a Deer, a Female Deer) Discovers Horrors of Bay Bridge Commute 29 August,2017Emmanuel Hapsis

  • alane777 .

    Never seen a doe with horns before. Geez.


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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