Oh Deer

For students and staff at Ridley College, seeing deer in the evening or early morning on the front fields is a daily occurrence. Ridley backs on the Twelve Mile Creek ravine, a feature that runs from the Niagara Escarpment to the south, ending at the Henley Rowing Course to the north. There are more deer in southern Ontario then there were 200 years ago – with the clearing of land and the absence of natural predators they have thrived. This hoof print was beside the walkway in the Merritt Quad, in the centre of campus.