Saturday, 3 May 2014

How to make deer laugh! Ever faced a tough crowd of cud-chewers?

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I visited Ashton Court to entertain a tough crowd of cud-chewing red deer... 


All they wanted to do was chew grass...



and pick at sparse leaves from a nearby tree...



Some were a little grumpy looking...



others were dozing..


But there was some interest in what I had to offer...


I started with an old favourite... 
"What do you call a deer with no eyes?"


"I have no I-Deer"


For a moment, I thought I'd won them over...


But there was a herd-wide groan...


"OK, ok, how about this one"...


"What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs?"
"Still no eye-deer."

It got a chuckle...


They were cracking.

"OK, if this next one doesn't make you laugh I don't know what will..."


The herd prepared themselves...


"What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?"


"Bamboo!"

Bucks and does burst into laughter...


"and finally... what does a deer do when he needs a new tail?"
"He goes to the re-tail shop..."


The herd was won over but I had to leave, it was looking like Reindeer!