Friday, August 2, 2013

My Daily Deer: Babies...

Late this afternoon we caught a glimpse of the deer family that spends time across the street and then noticed two little babies in front of the lot next to ours.
 These little guys did not want to try to jump the field fence to get to where mom was, so they stood around long enough for me to take some pictures.  To give you some context, these guys are about the size of our dog Gracie.
Mom deer stood quietly observing...
Our own little one peered out the window to quietly observe, too.
The only way for these little guys to get to the property across the street is to go to the stop sign and make a right, then enter through the open gate.  I'd offer directions, but even the sound of my camera was enough to make them skittish.
For now, they have taken a position in the lot next to ours which is open to the lot behind us where they seem to live at night.   Que cute!

2 comments:

AlanDP said...

These fawns are already too old, but the newborns are sometimes "hidden" by their mom while she goes out grazing. They just curl up in some grass or behind a bush or something and just about disappear. And they will not move. You have to just about actually step on them to get them to move, and they can hide so well you just might do that. I had to help my dad find newborns several times when he had deer, and I once almost stepped on a fawn when I was working in the Emerald Forest subdivision.

Dave said...

They'd be hard to find out here. Many of the lots only get a shredding one a year or so, so unless they wander around like these two, they have some good cover.