|Jeffie wonders why he's not supposed to bark at the deer.|
We've been having a bit of mischief almost every night this summer. You may remember me telling you about the deers that have stashed their babies just on the other side of the creek from our backyard. (Babysitting Bambo part 1 and part 2) Over the years they've learned that we will not harm them, though they're still a bit wary of the dogs.
Just about every night they come through browsing along the creek and playing in the pond. However, one evening I wasn't watching closely enough. I let the dogs out only to realize the whole herd, along with several fawns, were taking a break in the pond.
|Here are 3 of the 13 member deer herd that visit us regularly.|
The dogs thought "at last" and raced out barking. The deer scattered.
A couple of days later we realized the deer had sent in a "first alert" volunteer.
|The "guard deer" at alert just 20 foot from the house.|
This doe remained in the yard at alert, obviously watching for dogs or any danger. The rest of the herd was frolicking in the pond. She remained until the last moment possible. As the herd bounded up the hill, she leaped over the fence and joined them.
|Rudy and Jeffie watch the deer herd move off for the night.|
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How exciting with the deer so close :-)ReplyDelete
What a great chance to observe them.ReplyDelete
We are so jealous of your deer furiends!ReplyDelete
How fun to watch them all! Smart of them to put someone on guard duty! Rtia's with Jeffie - she would want to bark at them!!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful thing to be able to watch the deer like that. I would love to be able to do that!ReplyDelete
Deer are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
What great thinking to have that alert deer...ReplyDelete
Jeffie's expression says it all!ReplyDelete
So close yet so far! How frustrating! Love DollyReplyDelete
l love when we are able to get close to the deer. They are such gorgeous animals!ReplyDelete
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My girls like to bark at the deer, too! They will run the fence, too. The deer have mostly learned that the dogs can't get them so they continue to do what they are doing and it drives the girls nuts. Zoe will sit there quietly and watch them (plotting their death, I'm sure) and the deer will come right over and sniff her through the fence. They are pretty cocky! :DReplyDelete
Oh man, what a tease those deer are! I'm surprised you didn't go right through the glass window!ReplyDelete
Wow, those deer are teasers! I'm surprised you didn't go right through the window to see them up close and personal!ReplyDelete
Those are some mighty fine guard dogs you have there. The deer pictures are great. My gang woofs at our deer too and chases them too.ReplyDelete
Those Deers are very clever!! We have Deer here too and I'm not allowed to bark at them either, doh!ReplyDelete
I hope you're having a fun day,
Your pal Snoopy :)
One of the rough/good things about living in a "neighborhood" in the middle of redwood country is we don't get the usual wildlife (deer, squirrels) rough because I miss seeing them by just sitting on the back porch...good, because the dogs don't bark half as much :-)ReplyDelete
I bet it is really interesting for them to watch the deer. I have no idea what Maya and Pierson would do if they saw one. They've never seen a deer. They do like watching the squirrels climbing all over our patio, though.ReplyDelete