Monday, September 15, 2008
I is for Intrusion
Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 3 and ABC Wednesday Anthology have progressed to the letter "I".
This big buck intruded into our back yard yesterday morning. We are familiar with does and fawns, who apparently consider our back yard a safe haven in which to shelter and forage for a night or a day. One doe even chose our yard in which to give birth to her twin fawns. This buck was a surprise.
He settled among the lilies, completely without fear. He looked at me in my open upstairs window apparently deciding that that was a camera not a deer rifle in my hands and thereafter posed shamelessly.
"What are you looking at?" He kept looking at me a bit challengingly but continued toward the house, finally coming so close that I looked almost directly down on him.
Above: he nibbles on the remainder of the wild roses near the door to our basement. After that he fell asleep by the door.