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white tailed deer

(photo by Bob: 2006-06-12 - explore

A Neighbour   

One of our neighbours.

The other evening I went out to get a couple of logs for the fireplace and I saw a deer -- maybe this one -- in our yard. Normally I am pleased to have deer around but this one was standing beside the lady slipper patch that I showed yesterday and lady slippers are one of a deer's favorite nibbles. So I slowly walked towards it and quietly suggested: "Hey you, vamoose!" Until I got very close, it just stood there with a confused "you talking to me?" look on his face. Maybe in the dusk it thought I was another deer. I've had this experience before; it must be my ears!

(Photo by Diana.)