You’ve got some nerve!

I thought I was all alone…but I hear the unmistakeable galumphing of a Velociraptor.DSC_9739 deer in the woods wm

 

THERE IT IS!DSC_9751 deer and turkey wm

 

Don’t get me wrong, I might be a little nervous but not enough to stop eating.DSC_9792 chewing leaves and watching a turkey wm

 

Yep, I’m sticking my tongue out at you, you don’t scare me.DSC_9791 Sticking my tongue out at a turkey wm

 

Where did you come from?DSC_9803 deer and TWO turkeys wm

 

What are you doing? You’re getting too close.cropped-dsc_9831-deer-and-two-turkeys-for-header-wm.jpg

 

Stop stalking me! You’re weird, I’m leaving.DSC_9838 Might be time to leave wm

 

I SAID I WAS LEAVING, CAN’T YOU SEE ME RUNNING? DON’T PECK ME WITH THAT BEAK OF YOURS!DSC_9837 I'm going I'm going wm

 

I gave you last night to cool down, came back to have my breakfast of sweet new greenery and you do THIS to me?  I didn’t bring my buddies with me to intimidate YOU, this is just not fair. DSC_7386 wm So What Are You Guys Up To

 

 

Finally, fresh leafy greens.

I wonder how the deer feel when spring arrives,the trees unfurl their leaves and suddenly they have fresh, fresh, fresh food?New Mother eats tasty leaves wm

 

This buck worked it’s way into the Phlox and honeysuckle bushes, it later told me it was trying to find the most nutrient dense leaves and complained that mother nature had stocked them “way at the back of the ‘shelves.'”  I don’t know why he was complaining, he was tall and he had a longer neck than I do…if that was my food source, I would starve to death because of my short neck…no way could I reach that high.

5872 2 wmsyoung buck vertical

5883 Young buck wm (39 of 1)

HELLOOOOOO Turkeys!

8304 Flock of Turkeys two WM work (39 of 1)

So it’s official…I’m a fan of turkeys. Not to eat. Well I do like to eat turkey, but don’t tell them that.

The little turkeys of spring are all grown up. I can’t tell Betty from Joe, LaDonna from Jim, Zizzle from Hans. It doesn’t matter about their names, I love them all…they’re like the turkey children I never had.

I can tell you all kinds of things about turkeys now…I’ve spent a lot of time the past couple of weeks watching them traipse back and forth through the woods and they’re fascinating. One attractive trait…they’re very kind to each other. I’ll share some more turkey traits with you later. But for now, enjoy the lovely wingspan that gets displayed after a nap. (They take a LOT of naps.)