Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Our Orphaned Deer

Turns out our little orphaned deer is a young buck. Check out those antler buds. He doesn't show up quite so often, but when he does he lets us know it's him by waiting for me to toss him apple quarters. We've known him since early October when he was very young and very alone.

15 comments:

  1. He is so cute, what a nice sighting and photo.

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  2. Oh my gosh, a real orphan. How terribly sweet. I'd feed him too. I hope he finds a herd someday.

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  3. Just looking at that image makes me feel Very Very Quiet.

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a sweetie he is!

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  5. How nice to know that he seems to be managing well. I'm sure he especially enjoys your apple treats.

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  6. poor little thing. His lifetime won't be long :( but then I guess that's the way of the wild even without human hunters

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  7. Since October?
    That little dude is gonna make it.

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  8. You do know that feeding deer in CT is considered comparable to feeding rats. But I take it they aren't so pestiferous where you are.

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  9. Oh, the poor baby. It makes me sad that he lost his mother.

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  10. THAT would be a beautifully fabulous experience IF: A deer would let me toss out some Apple Pieces and he'd accept them. We WOULD have a hard time getting that done since this DOG often seems to know they're near before we do....hence, the barking keeps them away. I'm ALWAYS thrilled to see one in the pasture next door, or in the woods.... wonderful pic.

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  11. This post makes me miss my house at Zillahenge, where the deer came up to nibble from our crab apple trees when winter forage had became sparse.

    We still toss past-prime apples into the trees & brush around Zilla Flats, but between Zenzi and the barrenness of the yard belonging to the neighbor who frightens me, I fear they will never feel safe in my yard again.

    I like what Floridacracker wrote. I just can't think of deer as pests.

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  12. Your friend has good tatste Robyn
    June in Oz

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