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!