Mike June 3rd, 2008
One side of our property is bordered by a dirt road that goes a short distance up the hill behind our house. Last week while I was mowing the lawn, in the corner of my eye I spotted a doe standing in the middle of the road. It only serves a few homes so there is very little traffic to scare deer away. Although I am surprised the mower didn’t scare her. I watched her for a few minutes, and that’s when I noticed that she wasn’t alone. She had a baby with her. It couldn’t have been more than a week or two old because it was about the same size as our dogs. I’m guessing about 10-15 pounds.
I took a brisk walk to the house to grab the camera, but by the time I got back they were gone. Up the hill I went searching for the deer. I went as far as I thought was reasonable but I figured they were gone. Then I saw her. The mother deer was just off the roadside watching me from the woods.
I got a few shots of the mother and then she took off into the woods behind our house. I was later told by a neighbor that they like to feed on an apple tree that’s right near where they were. So I’ll keep my eyes open for them again. I still need to get a good set of binoculars and a camera with a real zoom lens. Something like one of these:Shalom Blogs too! Over Here