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Deer creek meet

Walking one of the less traveled paths that runs along a creek, we spooked a deer who was either getting a drink or cooling its toes — or both. Its friend on the bank looked rather surprised to see us … Continue reading

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Hide & peek

Staying down and mostly out of sight, this new fawn was only 10 or 12 feet off one of the main park paths. Even so, it was well camouflaged and hard to spot unless you knew where to look.

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A thornfree lunch

Gingerly contorting its head and tongue, this deer tried to get the berries of a Barberry bush (Berberis vulgaris) while avoiding its barbs. Only one or two feet from one of the main park paths, this diner was undaunted by … Continue reading

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Fawntastic Two

Lots of fawns in the park this year, with 13 being the highest number spotted during one walk. These two were probably siblings, or possibly cousins. Either way, they seemed to be fond of each other.

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Where the wild things were

Well off the paved paths and into the snow-filled woods, we came across several groupings of shallow bowls where the local deer had sheltered the night before. An intriguing if brief look into their private community.

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Twiggy

With fewer and fewer tender options available lately, the park deer make do by dining on woodier options such as twigs and vines. Still, this one does seem to be happy with the meal. (Earlier posts about white-tailed deer in … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you

Or maybe it’s daddy or an uncle. Whatever their relationship, the antlered elder was keeping a close eye on his two spotted youngsters. When he looked our way & stamped his front hoof, we figured it was time to move … Continue reading

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