It’s a Dog. it’s a Bear, It’s Driveway Deer   3 comments

As is my wont, I was cozily ensconced in the recliner one morning a couple of weeks ago, sipping my coffee and watching the Today Show, when a movement straight ahead, through the window of the spare room, and up in the woods caught my eye. At first, judging my the heft of its hind quarters I though it was a bear, bears being in the news so often. But no, although it was a hefty figure, it was the wrong color so the second thought flashing through my mind was that it was the Golden Retriever down the road who, on a couple of occasions, has escaped his yard to explore my woods. Then I noticed the magnificent antlers, it was a young male deer. But it was gone before I could right the recliner and grab my camera from my bag in the dining room.

I forgot about it until that evening when I went into the driveway to get a 30 lb bag of cat litter out of my car.

There he was.

DSCN2046He continued.

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Then I realized he was getting closer to the decorative grasses I’ve been nurturing for five years, so I proceeded out to the cat littler. It had little effect on him, but at least he changed his direction.

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The next day, I took a look at the grasses, and decided they must not be his cup of tea.

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Friday evening I had just parked the car when I was discovered I was being observed from the driveway next door.

DSCN2083Maybe it wasn’t my grass he’s interested in. Maybe he’s looking for a set of wheels

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Posted October 5, 2015 by virginiafair in Nature

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3 responses to “It’s a Dog. it’s a Bear, It’s Driveway Deer

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  1. Did it ever occur to you that he might be interested in you?

    Susan Schefflein
  2. My first thought was the same as Susan’s 🙂 Hey, that’s one fine buck!
    We have a herd of deer living in the overgrown brush between our house and the highway. These deer frequently cross the road I walk on, when I’m able to walk. I have a fear of being stampeded by them on one of my walks! Wouldn’t that be a story to tell?!

  3. I LOVE!!! Great pictures; thank you for sharing. He feels safe enough to get that close.

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