Saturday, 24 August 2019

Hurry home, bucky!

We were away for an anniversary trip, more on that later. (I'm still curating photos!) As we drove up the driveway at home, I spotted a buck. This photo is through the windshield!

Then, JB opened huis window.

Later, about 5:30, I looked out in the side yard, and there was the buck, still hanging about.

I grabbed my camera and headed up the drive. I thought I'd change the position of the trailcam. There he was! He came towards me, a bit. Then thought better of it.

He is a frequent visitor!

buck from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

trailcam from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Sadly, Friday morning the smaller of these two younger bucks were killed by a car in front of our house. They came by around 10 a.m. to remove the body.
3 bucks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

 Just before we left, the turkeys were out and about!
turkeys from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They ventured down to the meadow, apparently! Ever vigilant, of course!
turkeys in the meadow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Saturday's Critters #297


eileeninmd said...


It is great that the deer feel comfortable in your yard. I love the deer and the turkeys. Great photos and video. Thank you for linking up! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Sami said...

How wonderful to get the bucks in your garden :)

Olga said...

Quite the handsome fellow, your frequent visitor.

Anvilcloud said...

Ah, that's sad about the two dead bucks.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
wonderful critters! YAM xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a gorgeous BIG Buck! I always enjoy your videos too! Happy weekend!

Nancy J said...

It is so sad when an animal gets killed by accident, but they did come and take his body away, far better than leaving it there. Hope all the others stay off the road.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came back to watch the deer again! Such good videos!

William Kendall said...

The buck seems curious.

Sue (this n that) said...

Wow... what a great experience Jenn. He certainly likes where he is

Red said...

The buck is very handsome character.

Tom said...

...a beautiful buck in velvet, so nice to see. Enjoy your week.