Saturday, 17 January 2015

5 bucks, backyard, frontyard crazies –fun times

One of them has some wounds. I'm sure he'll be fine. It was a busy yard. I'm wondering if I should disdecorate the tree?! (My late mother's word for it!)
Big Daddy dominates the yard. He even approaches and all deer run.  The yearlings are cute as they rather slink away.
Last night we had 8 does, and only 3 bucks. The wounded deer, the one with the broken ankle, is getting worse, poor girl. There is some blood in the yard. Only one has lost his antlers. Kind of him to leave me one! I am hoping for more!
For more critters:  Saturday's Critter's #57

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, wonderful collection of deer photos.. I feel sad for the one with the broken ankle..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Olga Hebert said...

your own wildlife sanctuary!

Margaret Adamson said...

Well that truly is a festive scene. The Deer are gorgeous and it is great that they come into your garden. Have a a wonderful weekend.

Nancy J said...

this is like magic, all in your own yard. Where do they live in the summer, and do they ever go near the road? Bleeding sore, maybe a good sign that it is open and will heal naturally. They are all magnificent, against the snow.

Hilary said...

Our tree is still lit up also.. and probably will be until spring. It just looks so much nicer out there. And it's where our deer congregate too. Disdecorate is a great word. :)

Too bad about the injured one. I hope she will heal and in the meantime not be to vulnerable to predators.

Very cool that you found one of the antlers. We're hoping for that too but only one of ours still has his.

Seems you can get a lot for five bucks after all! ;)

Gunilla Bäck said...

You got some really great shots of these handsome animals. Have a wonderful weekend!

Red said...

I'm surprised to see several bucks and does together. I had assumed it was still rutting season, but I guess it must be over.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful pics!

I suppose the injuries came from jousting with other bucks?
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William Kendall said...

You do have quite a gang!

Phyllis Oller said...

Beautiful critters! Thanks for sharing! Phyllis

Powell River Books said...

The one looks like he has lights on his antlers. I got us lots of battery and solar powered Christmas lights for up at the cabin. They make these long dark days much brighter. I will leave them up all year to enjoy. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
..ooohhh that last one would make a great subject for the next batch of Christmas Cards!!!

I tend to 'lower the decks' on Jan 6th, but am aware that the traditional Yuletide from which this is all derived, is to raise them late November and lower on Ash Wednesday - all the greenery was then used to make the fires to burn all the stale winter goods... which is of course the basis of Pancake Tuesday and Lent, the early Christians making the most of existing festivals!!! YAM xx