Haven't you heard? Those are the nice deer. The evil ones hang out in the woods and wait for you to take a leisurely trail ride before ambushing you! My horse also grazes right next to deer like they aren't there. Put a saddle on that same horse, and ride him past one, and suddenly a monster there to eat him. I swear horses have a sense of humor.
My cousin swears to this day that she met an evil deer in the woods once. She was walking, taking pictures, when she came upon a group of deer. Apparently there was a doe that seemed to have "red" eyes and it glared at her evilly. I watched a video of the incident and while you can't see the "evil" deer, you can see the ground passing by as my cousin high-tailed it back to her house and hear her freaking out...
My dad was talking to a mom of one of the riders I was riding with one day. She told him a story. Apparently one day a bunch of riders were riding in the outdoor and a deer appeared and her daughter's horse freaked out and she fell off.
One day my dad was driving me home from a lesson and there had to be at LEAST fifty deer in the field. It was pretty cool...probably not so cool for those who had been traumatized by deer-related incidents