Afternoon Stroll

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Softly and cautiously the little doe picks her way through the brambles. The March wind has dried up the soggy ground and the sun gives her a welcomed warmth. The previous days were dark and cold with precious little to browse. But with the arrival of the sun the buds have lost their hard scales and offered her the tender morsels on the tips of the lower branches. This nutrition is desperately needed by the new life growing inside of her. Her yearling fawn follows just inside the trees watching her and learning what is good to feed on this time of year. There’s so much to learn and she has to get it right the first time because next year’s generation will depend on the yearling for wisdom and knowledge. Both deer tremble slightly as they pass by the big blue truck stopped in the middle of the road. Here on the outskirts of the capital city they are seldom chased but the instinct to flee is strong. The mother doe casts a glance back to young one and together they move behind the scrubby bushes near the road. Not wanting to disturb their meal any further, I allow engine to carry me forward at idle speed. Perhaps if they aren’t pressured they’ll allow me to get closer next time.

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Prince Of The Forest 3

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The young prince treads gently over the moss laden earth. His keen ears constantly zero in on every noise. As the soft mist floats by he moves to a spot where the lichens grow to feed. He seems to be completely at ease with the big blue truck slowly drifting along beside him. The park is his domain and he sees humans and trucks every day.

It’s a safe bet that he knew of my presence long before I saw him. Those ears that are angled backwards are keen enough that he can probably hear my heartbeat. I try to remember to breathe in long slow breaths to keep my heartbeat in sync with his. The ploy seems to work as he looks into the window of the truck for a moment and goes back to his meal. Not wanting to disturb him too much I lift my foot from the break and idle away. I want the deer to continue to be completely comfortable with my presence in hopes that I’ll be able to get closer next time.

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An Encounter With A Bashful Prince

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There’s just enough of a drizzle to call it rain as I park the big blue truck in the middle of the quiet country lane. I saw a small group of deer on the edge of the forest about a half of a mile back as they bounded into the bushes. I can’t really blame them for being nervous about the approaching human. It’s only been a week since the close of gun season. Even though I’m in a state park with no hunting it’s bordered by private land and the deer will range both properties. I did however suppose that if I could get in the park zone that they might be a little more at ease. I was only a a couple of hundred yards inside the entrance when I spotted him in tawwhe distance. He’s young but he is a buck. Typically, the bucks will stay off to themselves and the does will stay with the herd. His first set of buttons may not have even broken through his scalp this year. He paid little attention the truck as I eased closer. Deer see moving vehicles as just another herd animal. If you’re not moving too fast it will keep track of where you are and what you’re doing but otherwise not consider you a threat. I drifted in a little closer as the buck continued to feed on the lichens and grasses under the trees. Occasionally he would put a tree between us as if it was hiding him. Then he would get curious about the truck and work his way closer again. I almost felt like he was playing a game with me. I had to wonder if he was coming in close and then jumping back to see if the truck was going to chase him. Finally he couldn’t take it anymore and decided that his best option was to make a break for the denser woods on the opposite side of the road. He crossed both lanes in a single leap and was gone.

He’s the young bashful prince of these woods today but in a few short seasons he’s going to be a huge dominant buck and the king of the park.

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Family Outing

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The dawn sun rises over the frost kissed hills as I pull the big blue truck onto the parking lot of my day job. In the past I would have been in the field on a morning like this listening to the dawn chorus of the birds but the effort of getting out to a good hunting stand and dragging a kill over the mountains is a little more than I’m willing to put out theses days. Still, when they came into range of my lens from the heated comfort of my truck I still have the same thrill. I’ve watched this group of deer off and on for several years. This is actually a deer family. Mother on the far left, dad in the center and on the far right is their son with his first set of “buttons”. They come to the lot here to browse through the landscape in the lean times. These are city deer and they’re fairly used to human contact but they’ll only come so close. They don’t perceive the big blue truck as anything out of the ordinary and because deer are nearsighted they don’t notice the person inside slowly angling the lens their way. They only react when the autofocus beeps. Hunters would shame me for making a noise but I’ve discovered that the beep only makes them look up and present their faces. The sensitive ears don’t miss much and even the snap of the shutter gets their attention. After several frames they decided to the beeping and snapping was a little too concerning and with a few deft bounds they vanished into the thick brush.

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When You Suddenly Realize That You’re Not Alone

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My big blue truck rolls through my uncle’s pasture as I approach the old grove of black walnuts. The little meadow down in the lower corner of the farm was always a special place for me. As a child I would sit for hours on a flat rock in the middle of a marsh and just take in the nature at the base of a spring.

On the particular day I took the picture I was milling about when I suddenly felt like I was being watched. You might think it’s just cliche but it’s real. I have seen bears and other predators in this spot before so I froze in place and rolled my eyes in the direction that I felt the gaze coming from. My eyes are not what they used to be but I saw something moving in the deep shadows. Fortunately, there were no bears this time. It was just a family of deer trying to figure out if I was dropping off food for the cattle. They like to hijack the sweet grain and mineral supplements if they get a chance. In fact a low tech way of removing a tree stump is to salt it. A mixture of mineral salt, vitamins and molasses is poured into the stump around the roots and over the stump until it’s saturated. The stump is then abandoned. Within a few days the deer will dig it out for you as they try to get their dietary supplements out of the ground. At this point there’s no feral pigs in my area but it’s a safe bet that they would be even quicker at rooting out the stump.

Today however, there’s no prizes for the deer that show up. I began to move and behave as if I never noticed them and they soon slipped back into the shadows that lay beyond the ferns.

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