The poor deer in our backyard, this is how they walk on the crusty from the ice rain. Several inches of ice, over 30 cm of snow. It is not a good mix.
Deer in the icy snow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It's a terribly difficult to walk out in the open. Poor Bambi breaks suddenly through the snow. I fear we'll have some injured deer if this doesn't melt. Maybe we can hope for some snow on top, but the lower sections have melted.
We had a deer in our yard in April, 2011, with a broken leg. There was nothing we could do about it. Don't watch if you are squeamish.