Monday, February 9

Where the deer and the antelope play.....


This is part of the herds of deer that inhabit the woods in our neighborhood. I was passing the recreation area last summer and saw them out of the corner of my eye. Click to enlarge. About once every 2-3 weeks, we see at last five or six walking in the woods behind our home.


This photo came in email this week. It is known as a calico deer, and this one was bagged in Wisconsin. We have an albino deer near Raleigh; it has been spotted several times, but I've never seen one like this before.


The older guy who was driving this car claims he had NO idea that he had hit anything, but he did notice that the car had been heating up for 20-30 minutes before he got to McD*nald's. DUH?!!

16 comments:

jennifer said...

I like the first photo the best :) We traveled this weekend and saw a group of dear RIGHT THERE on the side of the road as we passed. We were so thankful none of them bolted!

Tabor said...

These deer are so dangerous. We have a good number in the neighbor hood and they have almost destroyed my smokebush which is surrounded by a wire fence!

PI said...

My BIL who has a house in Vermont endorses what Tabor says about the danger especially when driving. Our Exmoor ones are very shy and it is a rare sight to see them.
Now that Firefox have been meddling again I can't go back a page so when I click to enlarge I then go back to my blog. Maddening!
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sage said...

This has been a tough winter on the deer and they've taken it out on our plants and shrubs! Although it's not funny, I laughed at the car and deer photo.

Nancy said...

Are you sure the old guy wasn't the meat delivery man for McDonald's?

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Oh my! I hit a deer smaller than that one in the last photo (it ran off afterwards), but I for sure knew I had hit something!

Darlene said...

Obviously, the old guy who hit the deer should have his driver's license revoked.

rosemary said...

I have a different take on deer. We live in the forest. The deer/moose/squirrels etc. were here first. While I would not hunt for sport, I understand the need for food. I love our "bambis" and all of the other wildlife around us. We have hit one, but didn't hurt it as much as we hurt the car. I realize they can be a nuisance, numbers need to be controlled and they can damage gardens, trees and flowers, it is possible to live peacefully with them with a little planning.

Joy Des Jardins said...

That calico deer is just beautiful. My brother lives in Wisconsin and they get deer in their yard constantly; but they totally destroy their yards and gardens. And...people are constantly hitting them with their cars there. They just bolt in front of them all the time...out of nowhere. Although, I can't imagine NOT knowing you haven't hit one...that's for sure. They have been know to destroy a car too. They have caused plenty of car accidents...fatal ones....even as cute as they can be.

tiff said...

I've never seen a calico deer - they're so pretty!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Blogger wouldn't let me leave my comment.GRRRRRRRRR!

I was just saying that I found the third picture very upsetting...I cannot bear to see an Animal suffering or dead....! I LOVE that Beautiful Unusual Deer---and I hope "Bagged" does not mean 'dead'.
I love that you have so many deer wandering about in your neighborhood...We have them hear too, but I am not able to be out and about to see them. They are such BEAUTIFUL Creatures.
And let's see if Blogger will let me publish this....lol!

themom said...

#3 - OUCH!!!!!

Chancy said...

Some years back we rented a house on Sea Island near the marsh. We were surprised to see several albino deer near the house one day. It was said that the deer swam over from Little St Simons Island.

moon said...

OMG! UNREAL.. and very lucky he wasn't hurt..the man I mean...such a tragity when these animals get hit. As much for them as the ppl who get hurt also

Gods Creatures.. Mmmm said...

Just curious why pictures of the pine bald buck say on your site that it was taken in Wisconsin? When the same pictures of the same deer posing with the same hunter wearing the SAME clothes say that the deer was taken in East Texas... WTF? Maybe the deer came from Mexico and two or three illeagal aliens rode him over here.. As for all you tree huggers, just don't get caught hugging the tree I am sitting in waiting to "bag" my deer!

Anonymous said...

I don't like how you say "bag" a deer, it's just hunting for jimmney's sake! I hope the deer from the car is alright, but he did drive a little more before he recognized it. Is he going deaf or blind? Just wondering. I live where there are a lot of deer, and there are hunting restrictions where people can see them. There ARE certain areas that you can hunt, but it's away from humans. Hunting keeps the deer population down a little, especially when you have certain places you can hunt. The unfortunate thing is when hunters try to get the deer where there is no hunting allowed, that's where all the aksidents happen, and you can get fined for doing that, if not worse. Be careful where you hunt, be careful on the road, and around deer.