Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Three Bucks and a Doe

Three Bucks and a Doe
Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
Yesterday morning Larry spied this quartet in our backyard. We very rarely get to see any bucks in our backyard, does and their fawns are the norm.

I took this picture through the our french doors leading out to the deck. I then tried to quietly step outside for a better picture, but the squeak of the hinges betrayed me. They didn't turn tail and head for the hills, instead they faded back to the woods. The resulting picture wasn't nearly as good.

My guess is this is a small group of adolescent deer that are hanging about until the big males push them away and poached the does for their harems. It was fun seeing them with their velvet jacketed antlers.

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