Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bedding Down

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's just one of the many things that I am thankful for - living in the country, with wildlife just out my front door...

Remember the doe that I showed you last spring? Well, she had twin fawns this summer and the group of them has been hanging out in our pastures, keeping Lily company. The twins' father has also come by to visit. He's quite an impressive looking fellow, but will only come out of the woods after dark, so I haven't been able to get a picture of him. I've gotten quite a few pictures of the fawns and their mother because they do come right up next to the house.
This morning we stepped out of the front door and couldn't believe our eyes! They had actually bedded down right there next to the house last night! You can see where they were digging for grass, and in the closeup picture, you can see where they actually laid down to sleep. I'm impressed that they trust us that much, to sleep so near...and I hope that they find a safe place to hide from the hunters during this final weekend of hunting season.

2 comments:

julier said...

So I guess D. can't come up to your place hunting, huh?

crittoria said...

That's a tough one...you know I have no problem with hunting, but I would really rather he didn't shoot my deer. I think we lost the buck this afternoon though - he was hit by a van & I heard a gunshot a short while later, which means they found him & put him out of his misery.