Dec 7, 2012


You know,
Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,
 Comet and Cupid and  Donder and Blitzen
But do you recall,
the most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Lasagna!

Oh deer!

We live in a wooded area where the houses aren't close together.
Our house has woods behind it and there is pond that the deer do not venture too far from. 

Our yard is prime property for deer watching, if you are into that sort of thing.
I usually am into deer chasing, because they eat any and everything in the yard.
They are especially drawn to all of the "deer-proof" plants and shrubs we have planted.

Charlie and I did some deer watching yesterday. 

Our pool is enclosed in a fence and the area back behind it has been
 the spot the deer have settled on as their afternoon napping spot. 

The deer usually aren't too afraid of us.
One came close to say hello...

some peeped back us....

and some got together and talked about US!

See the one on the ground to the left?

She is special.....

Meet Milkshake....

She is a piebald deer, meaning she is brown and white.
Less than 1% of all the white tail deer have the gene that causes this coloring. 
(I looked it up.)

She is about 2 years old.

She is looking a little hefty.
I do not know if she fattened up for the winter or if she is pregnant.
Hopefully she isn't, 
 I can't afford to feed anymore deer!

Deer stomp when they start to feel threatened and to warn the others.

Not so sure what she was afraid of.....

maybe she just needed a little hug.

Don't we all!



Tami said...

Those pictures are amazing! I especially love Milkshake. I'm too much of an animal lover, so I'd be feeding them all the time. My father-in-law has some kind of sound machine that goes off when the deer approach too close to their house. The deer eat all his plants and it has been making him more than annoyed.

Formerly known as Frau said...

I know Deer are pesky eaters of beautiful plants but your pictures are gorgeous and the sight of them takes your breath away!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

They are soooooooo cute! Good pictures! There is an albino deer living in my parents' neighborhood in Holly Springs that we would see whenever we were out for a walk.