Monday, May 28, 2012

Deer in the Woods

I've been trying to keep up my long walks and have been successful for the past three days. Today we saw a doe with her fawn standing still like statues on the path about 20 yards in front of us. My dogs were alert but not barking. The fawn was about twenty feet closer to us than her mother. We kept inching up hoping that they would take off. The fawn continued to munch on leaves while the mother struggled with bolting vs staying to protect her child. Finally the fawn turned away and they both galloped off.  The picture is a little blurry because I took it with my iPhone and then enlarged it we can see the pair.

My enervated dogs immediately began barking and pulling. Since the pair stayed on the path (we could see their footprints in the mulch) all the way until we got off (about 10 minutes of hiking) my dogs refused to calm down. Getting home I checked everywhere for deer ticks on me... the dogs have been Frontlined for protection :)

Both dogs are now exhausted and hot. It's 80ยบ and humid outside. A hot May day in Door County.
My knees don't feel too bad! Yeah.


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