Thursday, 6 April 2017

Maggie: Broken-legged deer video

We usually have one deer each season with a broken leg. This one has managed a long time. I first spotted her on Sept. 27th.Maggie, the dear deer.  We had a coyote kill in the depths of winter. Busy times in the forest I figured it was her, but she is still around.

These are trailcam images. Momma had twins. They have survived.
 She's quite unafraid of us. This is fine, as the others have dispersed to the deep forest, where munching is better. We seldom see them in the summer.

I heard, and saw, a buck killed on the highway. There was another one we were told about late in March.

She waits for food, which we are glad to give her. The grass isn't growing, yet. I have no hostas to donate to the cause! They love my hosta!

Broken leg deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Cat Lover said...

Great video Jenn. I thought she was going to follow you!
Thanks for sharing.

Out To Pasture said...

Poor deer, that wobbly leg must be painful as well as making her vulnerable. Your home is certainly viewed as a sanctuary.

William Kendall said...

She certainly is used to you.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm amazed at how close she was to you! I do feel sorry for her, with that broken leg. -Jenn

Anvilcloud said...

I think she'd like to follow you indoors. :)