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It was a congenital defect among most of the herd. Visual impairment took the form of near total blindness. Two beasts were luckier. They each had blindness in only one eye, one the left eye and the other the right.

Mother Nature was adjusting her genetic deficiencies by putting the herd at a huge risk from lions, hyena and other animals of prey. Shortly, animals carrying the gene would be extinct.

However, the two partially-sighted creatures joined forces and lived together safely by sticking side by side, left and right.

Because good eye deers are hard to come by.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Haha! The Punmaster is back! I had to read the title, too, about five times before I finally hit upon the pronunciation, because I was reading the first part as "survey." It took me a few tries to break it down as surv-eye-val. But maybe I'm just slow.

    Really enjoyable, Neville.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Thanks Christopher. No, you’re not slow. I should have broken it down as you have indicated. I will change it. Thanks for the nudge. 🙂

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Inspired genius, Mr Hunt. I love it :)

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Thanks Drew. It was inspired by all the deer around where we live and my little grandson who always asks “Is that a good idea?” (He learnt it from his teacher mum.)

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    Jamie Clapperton 5 months ago

    Interesting metaphor for how some human partnerships might work. :-) As for 'Good eyed deer.' Grooooooooa- Thanks for the chuckle :-)

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Thanks Jamie. My groanworthy stuff doesn’t improve! 🥴

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    Jeff Taylor 5 months ago

    That made me groan! And laugh. Great Drabble Neville. 😊

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Thanks Jeff. PS I think I have some catching up to do on Kralla and Co.

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    Peter Henderson 4 months ago

    Oh cunning use of words. Marvelous work Neville.

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Thanks very much Peter.

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