docarelle

docarelle

Posted on 05/31/2013


Photo taken on May 30, 2013


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May 2013


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First Fawn of 2013

First Fawn of 2013
This is the first fawn of the year at our place. There are several herds who live around here part of the year, and this group is just starting to drop their fawns. There should be a lot of siblings soon.

The camera settings have not even been set up yet, the lighting and focus are awful, etc., etc., but I have been sick as can be most of the past 4 days and only struggled out of bed to snap these one day this week - I couldn't even tell you what day it was because I have put Monday night through this morning on "erase" in my own personal memory because I hurt so bad - the setting says December 2004 or something like that - obviously that was earlier this week, right? :-)

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docarelle
docarelle
We get a lot of that here, plus people are legitimately upset that there are so many animals on the highway causing accidents each year. Darn those deer - out there throwing themselves in front of the cars of humans to make a silly point! ;-)
4 years ago.
docarelle
docarelle
Thank you. I have finally rejoined humanity. I don't want to be that sick again EVER.
4 years ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
.. interesting --- those Dear deer were there 1st ?
.. humans ..................
4 years ago.
docarelle
docarelle
Yes, I believe these are old-timers who pass through the area. I don't tell anyone local where we live after I show them the pix of the deer because so many people make jokes about coming by and hunting them or actually coming right out and asking if they can come shoot them. We have several herds that come by with herd members who have broken jaws, broken legs, misshapen antlers, etc. I guess we are a feeding station for deer with handicaps of some sort, although we put out food and then leave them alone so they won't get acclimated to people. For the past two seasons we have had male deer with broken legs come here, and I tried to get assistance for one of them, but it turns out that because they are considered more of a "nuisance," that to get it treated I would have had to wrestle it into a vehicle and take it to the vet to get it looked at. I tell you, I am a scrappy little thing, but I have never envisioned trying to wrestle down an angry 200 pound antlered buck, even if I knew it was possibly for his own good (if he hadn't died of fright before we made it to the vet and/or killed us both thrashing about in the vehicle en route). Would have made a splendid headline, however. :-)
4 years ago.