One of my faithful readers and commenters, William Kendall , asked what I thought the deer and ducks thought of one another. (They were both on the trailcam video.) They don't seem to come into contact much, except when our Bambi stands in the water and eats the cat tails. Hard to say!
They are wary of the cats, however. Buster was bad for drawing them, but they would follow us on our forest walkies. They are curious about teeny (7 lb.) Daisy!
Buster liked to pop up from behind the deer feeder, truly looking for Dratted Red Squirrel, not deer. They watched Felix and Oliver, too!
Recently, here is our little yearling, a female, I think, orphaned this winter. She is very careful of the cats, giving Daisy a hard stomp in warning. Daisy ignored the deer! She has enough instinct to be safe, and to eat. The females stick together, in sibling and family groups. The males go on their way. Most have dispersed to their wider summer yards, the males and females go different ways, and spread out to maximize the food sources.
We've been trying to think of a name for said deer. Orphan Annie would be fun, but we already have Anniebelle, as we affectionately call her! Any thoughts, faithful, creative readers?
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