Friday, October 12, 2007

The Sound of Music, as performed in a local nature preserve

Doe, a deer ..........




An EVIL deer .........



aaaagggghhhhhhh!! The evil deer pierces me with her x-ray eyes!

I've gotta get this camera red-eye thing figured out ........

3 comments:

bridgett said...

That a deer that's going to starve to death as soon as the ground browse gets covered with snow. She's pitifully thin right now.

Rockycat said...

I thought the deer looked thin as well, so I showed the pics to a friend who is much more well-versed in all things deer. He explained that this deer had probably weaned a fawn or fawns a short time before (these pics were taken in August)and had not had a chance to fatten back up yet. He also said that this deer still had its "summer coat", which lies flat, and had not yet acquired its "winter coat", which is bulky and shaggy and makes the deer look "plumper". And, he said, deer do not usually start to really put on the pounds until the fall, when apples, nuts, etc. are falling from the trees.
Of course, I have no idea if all this is true, but this guy knows a lot more about deer stuff than I do, and it all sounds logical.
No starving deer pics on this blog!

FightAgainstRedTape said...

Phew!