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Deer sleeping


The little sweetie is nestled next to our deck, while a mama doe intermittently naps and keeps vigil over the fawn from beneath a lilac bush on the other side of the lawn.

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Our deer lunch guests

Mule deer never seem thwarted by snow-blanketed fields. I enjoy their visits, and I am happy they find fodder on our modest acreage. I am also happy that they leave the rabbitbrush alone.

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Effie Runs off a Herd of Deer

Nine young female mule deer formed a troupe and congregated on our property this morning, and Effie was not welcoming. She gathered a look like thunder in grey clouds. She stuck a menacing paw through the fence surrounding Effieland.

She has done this to Cat Halvor, who is close to twice her weight, and this morning she deployed The Look and The Paw and sent nine does hightailing it away and out of sight in a few seconds.

Good for Effie, defender of our grapes she understands are important! The grapes were well out of reach for the deer, but they turned tail and ran when Effie’s power paw came through the fence. The deer evidently had no sense that a fence kept them apart from Effie, as well as keeping them from the grapes.

This all happened as I watched through the window, and the deer were gone before I could fetch my camera. I have these photos from previous occasions.

Warning yowl directed at Halvor. . .

 The Paw says she means it. “Does this look like Halvorland to you?”

I mean it. Any further questions?

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A relaxed and very beautiful visitor

I looked up from folding laundry, and saw this serenely confident doe in our front yard. She waited for me to fetch my camera and take her photo through the window.

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It’s OK, Effie–they’re friendlies

friendlies

The deer were happy munching juniper, but  they were just a window away from Effie’s food!

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Life in the deer asylum lane

Asylee

This buck is not dumb; he is a resourceful asylee. Buck hunting season is open, but not in subdivisions, of course (this is not always obvious to everyone), and specifically not up against our deck.

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Morning of a fawn

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This little Bambi hiked down our front yard all alone this morning. I shot the photo through the window to avoid spooking him.

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Here at Rabbitbrush: Do we need a coyote?

Mulies! A doe and two yearlings. They're welcome to the weeds, but they show a marked preference for the bunchgrass, which we very purposely ordered seed in order to grow. . .

Mulies! A doe and two yearlings. They’re welcome to the weeds, but they show a marked preference for the bunchgrass, which we very purposely ordered seed in order to grow. . .

All right, all right! Just don't eat the rabbitbrush and nobody gets hurt. (They snubbed it. Smart deer.

All right, all right! Just don’t eat the rabbitbrush and nobody gets hurt. (They snubbed it. Smart deer.)

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