I had just settled into my chair on the shoreline of the lake this morning. A family of deer stepped from the swampy area across from me. Momma Deer was cautious but she was also curious about the human quietly sitting in her chair. I smiled as she led her family across the shallow water and stepped up on the bank about 12 feet from me. Hesitating for a moment, Momma deer decided I wasn’t a danger. The family trotted past me and headed up the hill toward their daytime resting place. Oh, my.
out of the misty morning at Lake Mattamuskeet this young buck appeared
wading through the marsh, looking for tender plants to nibble
I was walking the Jordan Lake shoreline after the long Memorial Day holiday.
I stopped and watched when I saw this deer step from the woods.
It glanced at me and proceeded to browse the brush on the shoreline.
Then the deer saw the grill – something totally outside the deer’s experience –
and well it should be, as having a fire anywhere but in designated places is unsafe and forbidden.
The grill is an expensive piece of trash that has to be picked up by the rangers or volunteers.
The deer eventually eased back into the woods, watching the grill monster the whole time.
Young doe with ears alert to the other does moving away behind her while her alert eyes are glued on me.
The fawn was as interested in me as I was in it
we both breathed quietly.