a phenomena experienced when driving in wooded areas late at night. One experiencing the phenomena often finds his or her eyes transform every foreign object lurking roadside to be a deer. These foreign objects include but are not limited to small trees, road signs, the little reflector things, and especially mailboxes with relectors. As a result the driver may be overwhelmed thinking deer line the side of the road when really no deer are actually present.
I drove back to Fargo late last night and had the worst case of deer goggles; almost every mailbox I passed looked like a deer. It wasn't until I came closer to them that I realized I just had on my deer goggles.
by mwallis October 12, 2009