This is one of those situations where you just happen to be in the right place, at the right time. Seriously!
About a week or so ago I was just getting ready to go to work when I looked out our back picture window to see what looked like a deer grazing in our pasture. Living out in the country, this is really no unusual event. However, after looking closer, I realized that this wasn’t a deer grazing at all, but a mother deer nursing her fawn. The fawn looked no more than a week old and after quickly getting my wife, we simply stood there and watched nature for a while.
After a bit, mother and fawn moved off a few more yards and she proceeded to try to clean the fawn.
After a while, both mother and fawn passed over the hill in the background to graze some more.
Yet one more reason I love living in the country!
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I always love the crisscrossing trails the deer leave in a fresh snowfall.
I woke up this morning and as I stumbled into the kitchen to start breakfast, I looked out the window at the bird feeders to see if there were any birds. Lo and behold, there was a White-tailed deer about 30 feet off my deck. As I opened the window to get the camera pointed at it, it bounded off and across the street into the neighbors corn field. Oh well. Then, about 10 seconds later, a small spotted fawn pranced out from our field! Since I already had the camera on the tripod for the birds at the feeder, and I had already opened the window, I was able to get a few pictures of this little guy.
Spotted Fawn in my Lawn
He didn’t seem to agitated but I think was more concerned about where the mother had run off to. As it turns out, she was standing next to the road waiting for him so I think he calmed down and started trying to figure out what the noise of my camera shutter was.
Spotted Fawn with Ears Back
Here, his tail is not twitching (not afraid) and his ears are back. Pretty soon, he turned around to look at me.
Looking for the Camera
After staring for a while, he hopped off to his mother and they both disappeared in the corn field.
It’s mornings like this that I love living in the country!