I'm always looking across the field,
this lil fella and~
his sister. These twins have been without their mother for about a month now. I worried they wouldn't make it without her, but they seem to be doing quite well.
They have learned quickly, how to fend for themselves,
how to be cautious of their surroundings and~~~
predators. Though my grandson was able to walk quietly, talking softly the entire time, this fella knew to be aware. At first, the fawns ran, but it didn't take them long to return to their business~~~
eating and tasting whatever was available. Hey,
deer are not supposed to like pumpkin leaves because of
their fuzzy leaves and stems. I sure hope they don't find
the tender pumpkins that are only fist size.
On closer look, I see he has only a mouthful of grass.
One of my biggest fears, is the highway we live too close to.
Obviously, the deer are also learning the sounds and sight of traffic.
This was a good time to run and hide. Do you see him
hiding in the sunflower stalks? He IS there.
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Once the coast was clear, it was again, safe,
to come out from hiding and eat more before nightfall.
Back for one last snack,
one more cautious look,
and off they ran to the safety of heavier cover.
If all other adversity is dodged by the twins,
they will make it through the seasons.
I look forward to the day they grow out of their spots
and follow the neighboring deer herd around. Perhaps the
doe we see in the field without her lone fawn, will adopt them and teach them how to survive a bitter WI winter.
We will continue to watch.
Life IS Good