Category Archives: Deer

Sundown doe.

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Late this afternoon I watched this doe sniffing down into the snow, locating sunflower seeds and the occasional kernel of corn.

Tonight in the darkness I see the shadowy outlines of a herd, back to continue the search for treats.

Tomorrow I expect to see more deer tracks in the snow, winding their way into and out of the woods.

I love the mystery of the life of a deer.

A LITTLE DRAMA, FROM A MAMA.

4212 Buck Aug 2016 (39 of 1)

I looked out my window into the woods, and what did I see? A beautiful majestic buck.

I watched for just a few minutes, and then the buck was joined by this adorable fawn.

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Where there is a fawn, there must be a mama, right?

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At first I thought I saw the mama in the woods, but it was another fawn, a bigger fawn!

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I continued to watch and suddenly mama showed up. At first she had her ears back, not always a good sign.

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After a minute her ears popped up a bit, so I assumed everything was fine.

4220 Buck and Doe Aug 2016 (39 of 1)

The mama went straight over to the buck and seemed to deliver a message.

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I’m thinking that the doe warned the buck to stay away from her babies and he seemed to be complying with her request.

Apparently he wasn’t responding as quickly as she wanted and she encouraged him to move more quickly.

A little nip (39 of 1)

 

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As soon as the buck faded into the woods, the two fawns emerged and hurried to catch up with their mama. 

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The moral of the story…don’t mess with a mama. (But you knew that already, didn’t you?)

 

WELL THERE YOU ARE!

SOMETHING CAUGHT MY EYE IN THE WOODS…A FLASH OF COLOR…2574 Checking out the surroundings (39 of 1)

SOMEONE WAS BEING VERY CAUTIOUS…

2571 2 Wait a minute what's that in the woods? (39 of 1)

SATISFIED THAT THE COAST WAS CLEAR, A DOE EMERGED FROM THE WOODS, SNACKING ON LEAVES AS SHE WALKED INTO THE OPEN YARD.

2613 making her way out of the woods (39 of 1)

SHE LOOKED QUITE PROUD OF HERSELF AS SHE SURVEYED HER SURROUNDINGS AND THEN AMBLED TO THE NORTH. 

2617 That's a scary smile (39 of 1)