Monday, September 3, 2012
Anyway, there are so many deer around these days that they are very bold.
This one showed up within sight of our dog and she continued to graze even with me hollering at her. She left pretty quick when the dog came after her.
It's not unusual to see groups of females and young, but this year we're even seeing groups of bucks. On one day we saw a group of four bucks [at least 4 points on each antler on the smallest one] grazing together a mile down the way, and then when we turned the corner, there was another big buck right next to the road.
It was spectacular. For years, we didn't see bucks. Now five in a day?
Also, there's a deer close by that is part grey. We wondered if she were mange-y, but when I saw her again, she looked more like she'd been dipped in an indigo vat than she looked hairless. Who knows. Have you ever heard of anything like that? Let us know in the comments.
Take a closer look at this one's hindquarters. Does she look really skinny or is it just me? It's possible she just fawned. We've seen several new spotty fawns lately.
Or maybe the drought was hard on the deer. Though you wouldn't know it from the population.
Hunters will have a good year this year.