The photographer may have been standing on the tracks when he took the picture...so the tracks would probably not appear in the frame.
But you're right...that deer doesn't look all splattered and mangled...which is what it would probably look like if a train had hit it.
Then again...if this was around Christmas time....maybe one of Santa Claus's reindeer died on the job and he untied it in mid-flight?
George Noory (Coast-to-Coast AM) will probably have a field day with it....should send it to his show to post on his website...
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 02-21-2003).]