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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Doe a Deer, A Female Deer

It has been such a gloomy, gray day, that we all needed a reprieve from the long hours inside and out of the much needed rains. Always checking to see if the drizzle had stopped, we were pleased to see a spot of red across the rickety old fence. The doe was grazing. I, of course, grabbed the camera to see how close I could get to her. She did not hear me come out the door, or sneak beside the garage. I was within 30 ft. of her before she was alerted by the zoom of the camera. I love that she did not hesitate to continue her snack.
She gave a warning 'blow', to warn her fawns to take cover low to the ground, as she became nervous and leaped across the opening of the small corral, stopping one more time to look back. She still held the piece of grass tight in her teeth while warning again before running into the woods with her flag held high.
The deer are so beautiful this time of the year with their freshly shed winter coat. Their red bodies show off amongst the spring greens that surround them. It's nice to see such a big, mature doe still around. She has eluded the mighty white hunter of fall at least 3-4 years already, besides the many predators.
We have fawns born just at the woods edge behind the barn each year, as the same family returns over and over to birth their offspring. I still have not gotten a picture of her fawns, which she brings out one at a time, until they are big enough to fend for themselves. She lays them down separately, to avoid the loss of them at the same time from the preditors. In our case, the wolves, coyote, cougar and the bears are prevalent. Protecting her young is a hard job. Once they are laid down for the day, she is never far away while she grazes to continue to produce milk for her young.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the beautiful Whitetail Deer as much as I have. It is one sight I never tire of.
BlessYourHearts and GodBlessYourSunday


Suz said...

It has been very rainy here too...,.blah
beautiful deer.....
it's tough out there for nature's creatures...someones always trying to kill them

jack69 said...

I can't believe you & Mel lay in icy Lake superior! Ice on the shoulder is okay, but all over my body, I couldn't take it over three seconds.

Sorry, now to this post. Of course I love it, who wouldn't? I think we all love the large animals, and it is a wonder how they can illude hunters.
Neat how they come back to the same area to drop their fawns. It is a beautiful site seeing the doe and fawn running together. YOu caught some great shots of the big doe.
Take care up there in the wild country.
Love from NC. Me thinks we will go to the mountains of NC for a few weeks and look into the wild.
Love from North Carolina.
Jack & Sherry

Fred Alton said...

Great pictures of the Doe! Made me lift my arms and squint my eyes as I took an imaginary shot. I haven't seen any deer within two miles of the cabin here in the mountains. That's a combination of things - but my lack of patience mostly. Thanks for sharing the excitement of the great out-of-doors with your readers!

Rebecca said...

We enjoyed a couple in our yard this week too.

Anonymous said...

That was very nice to see it, they always seem to have a sense of what will hurt them and what won't but they always don't take a chance.

Whitetail Woods
Sharing the Outdoors, One Piece at a Time

janet said...

Great post...I love the photos!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful! Enjoyed your post thoroughly. Miss seeing wildlife like the deer. Awesome photos.
Thanks so much for sharing

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: They do have a special color in the Spring with their new coats.

holdingmoments said...

Enjoyed this post Dar. Must be a beautiful sight to see; and long may she avoid the predators.

Dianna said...

What a special post, Dar. I so appreciate your love for the wildlife that surrounds your dwelling place. Thanks so much for sharing...and for dropping by yesterday.

Crystal said...

Oh Dar, what a lovely photo. We have deer come in our lower field, but I can never get my camera fast enough.
Thanks for visiting my blog in my whilwind of fun :) I really appreciate all of the encouraging comments.

Hope you have a great week.

Kellie said...

Hello Dar

Great deer pictures.

I've recently realized we've got them coming and going through my garden!

I've been meaning to ask, what kind of a camera do you use? Your pictures are always so clear and crisp.