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Deer

July 24, 2009

I’ve enjoyed seeing numerous deer, in groups of  two or three and at times up to a dozen, grazing and roaming about the large field in the property adjacent to the rear of ours.   It’s nice to sit at the table in the kitchen, and watch the antics over breakfast or dinner.   Sometimes our dogs are attuned and bark, longing to give chase if only provided the chance.   Other times, the dogs seem oblivious as the deer meander through the woods and grassy areas and onto our property.

Recently, I’ve begun to encounter the deer crossing our drive way, or in other places around the house.   When I came hope from work yesterday and looked out the office window, I noted three beyond the front yard.  Two were in the open, and one was foraging behind a parked wheel barrow.

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Perhaps siblings, perhaps an emergent couple, this seems to be a young buck and doe grazing together.

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Meanwhile another young buck forages nearby.  I took a number of pictures in succession, but most either came out blurry due to the movement of the deer and / or the would be photographer.   A few pics where “head on” and I was able to discern this one as having two points per side.   The tiny fawns, still in their spots and not much larger than a small dog are fascinating to watch but have never stayed around long enough for me to take a picture.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. vijay permalink
    July 25, 2009 7:51 pm

    Mark,

    Where do you think these deer are coming from?do you have any forest reserves nearby?

    Here in india you can expect Snakes and even tigers or elephants to enter areas with human presence..!(some times)

    Vijay

  2. July 28, 2009 3:14 am

    Vijay,

    Despite a number of developments, there are still a lot of surrounding woods and the deer population apears to be growing a bit.

    I imagine you see all manner of animals in India – certainly more wild life is present in the mid-western US, but no tigers or elephants to be sure!

    Mark

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