Friday, July 10, 2015

A Spare Buck Or Two

Last evening while walking Jett around the neighborhood, he alerted me to the fact that we were not alone.

This was the first time I've seen male deer on our street, up till now it's always been does.

The racks on each buck still had downy fuzz on them, and they were nice sized indeed which points that would make them quite the prize.

The bucks had no fear of people and seemed rather curious about Jett and his human rather than being afraid.

I'm pretty sure they know they're out of season and in a no hunting area.

They then walked off after a bit after staring us down for quite awhile and we got on with our walk after that interlude with the wild animal kingdom, male herbivore division.


ProudHillbilly said...

They eat your plants to the ground. Because some dummy feeds them.

ProudHillbilly said...

They eat your plants to the ground. Because some dummy feeds them.

Expatriate Owl said...

Whereby hangs a tale of an old movie line:

Aaron said...

PH: That they do. Looks like we have a whole herd that's moved into the sub - neighbors have seen a mother and a couple fawns nearby as well.

Expatriate Owl: LOL, I needed that today, thanks!

Knucklehead said...

The local park where I walk (used to walk the dog but she is no more) has MANY deer. They have lost all fear of people and pets. Once upon a time I wasn't paying sufficient attention and didn't notice a doe standing alongside a bush and failed to shorten up the leash. My dog spotted her though and, as dogs will, sprang at the doe. The doe didn't budge. The dog bonked right off of her and stood there looking at the doe as if to say, "That's not how this works! You are supposed to RUN!" We continued our walk and the doe continued eating.

When there are fawns around the alpha (I presume they are alpha although I can't say I know anything about deer society) will often place themselves between the dog and fawns and thump a front leg and make a sort of spitting noise. They are not personally afraid of the dog but, I suppose, have to go through the "protect the wee ones" motions.