It has been a long time since I last saw any deer from the train near Ascot Station. During the drought in the summer I saw them every week or two on the patch of scrubland between the current line and the embankment of the old track to Guildford. However, when the rains came in September they disappeared and I haven't seen them since. It might be that the deer were attracted to that patch of scrubland by the small stream that runs through it. If they were going there to drink then they probably would no longer need to when the rains returned. Anyhow, by the time I went back to work last week I had more or less given up even thinking about them. I was therefore surprised and a little pleased to hear an announcement that my train was delayed a few minutes by "a deer on the track" somewhere between Ascot and Bagshot. I do hope it got away safely.