Friday, 22 April 2016

We have an orphaned deer!

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?


eileeninmd said...

Orphaned Annie that is cute. Pretty deer! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

i like orphan annie, then annie for short!!! how about stray kay, then kay for short. she is sweet!!!

William Kendall said...

If the deer's made it through winter, she should be okay. My parents' last set of cats occasionally had encounters with deer- either stalking the deer until the deer had enough of all that, or in one case, the deer waking one of them up by sniffing at them while they were napping on the grass.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
You have Daisy, you have Dory and now you have Deerling... or Phan... take your pick
... (see what I did there?...*ahem*)
Or maybe Annabelle's distant relative, Baby Belle.
&*> YAM xx

Cloudia said...

Isn't it a blessing to be in nature!

Red said...

Aren't most of the fawns booted out at this time of year just before the birth of the next fawns?