Deer (Without Headlights)
When a visitor made herself at home in the back yard I decided it was an opportunity to test the zoom feature on my new camera.
This was taken from the back deck and the doe is at the edge of the creek drop-off. If you want to know 'how far' that is you'll have to consult someone else. I don't do math!
I zoomed in even more and got this shot.
She got tired of my moving around and left shortly but, when I was on the lower deck watering the garden, she ambled back out and grazed for a bit.
A few days ago we watched two does tuck their newborn fawns in the tall grass and go off to graze. We've since seen one doe and one fawn wandering around and have seen single does several times, but never the two fawns together.
Then we also watched for about 15 minutes as two does played tag all over the neighborhood the other day. They took turns chasing and hiding behind trees to jump out at each other. We had to go back and forth from the front yard to the back to keep them in sight. They played over about 3 acres. Round and round.
We have two bucks here as well. One has small horns only about 4 inches long but the other has spikes. They hang out by themselves.
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