|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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