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! 


  1. That is cool. Love the eyes.

    Have a great day.


  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.


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