These white tailed deer come to scrounge at my bird feeder every night. Most nights, it's too late to get pictures. But, Sunday night, they came early. They're so beautiful, and I'm glad to see that they have weathered our winter in fairly good condition.
There are two does, and their yearlings, and, that one little one knows very well I'm standing at the window.
I have noticed that there is always one on watch. Most of the time they stay closer to the group than this, but one is always actively looking around for danger.
The slightest movement, or sound, puts them on high alert. A noisy truck was responsible for this startle, and, an instant later, they were away, white tails flashing.
I love having the critters come to the yard. But, I'm always very careful to make sure that they stay wild. I guess this may seem mean, but, if I go into the yard, and any critter, be it turkey, duck or deer, is there, I chase it. I don't want them to become used to human beings.
They'd be easy pickings for hunters, if they didn't fear them. I don't have anything against animals being hunted. It's a better death than starving because of too little food to maintain the population. But, hunters ought to have to work for it.