Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Funny Deer Story and a few new changes

I feed deer in my backyard during the winter months and usually don't during the rest of the year when they have a full supply of food. Well with the snowstorm we had in April I woke to find all kinds of tracks in my back yard. We had some leftover corn feed and my Dad decided to put it out for them. I like to go out and take photos of them as they come right up to my deck and they aren't too scared of me anymore. I can stand on the deck while they eat and I talk to them in a soft voice letting them know I won't hurt them.  We usually get 3 does that come every night.

So one night, right after dark, I grabbed my trusty camera and went out on the deck. I didn't see any deer in the regular feeding spot so I took another step forward. Well I guess this buck was standing at the edge of the house and I couldn't see him but he saw me and snorted at me. It scared the bejeebies out of me and I turned towards the door rather quickly which in turn made the shovel I keep on the deck fall down. I thought the darn thing was coming on the deck after me and I bolted into the house. It's a good thing we live out in the country and it was dark because it must have been quite the sight. I actually didn't know what had snorted at me which scared me even more - it could have been a bear or the abominable snowman!

I went to tell my parents about it. (We all live in the same house with separate living quarters). My Dad told me it was probably a big buck - which makes sense and probably wouldn't have been so scary if I had known that! Here's a photo of one of the does I took a few nights later. They're so beautiful and I love having them so close.

Over the next little while I'll be making some changes to this blog so please bear with me while I get them done. It's gonna take a while because I'm not on the computer much but I think it will be worth it in the end. I'd like it to be more organized for me and for all of you that visit! 

2 comments:

  1. That is cool. Love the eyes.

    Have a great day.

    Connie

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  2. How funny! I bet you didn't know you could move so fast! I love seeing deer in my yard. Doesn't happen often, but every once in a while.
    betty

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