Monday, June 23, 2008
I couldn't resist
I was going to do a post about how all the deer I've seen lately are "stag parties" of fuzzy-antlered bucks, but then I saw this impossibly cute picture and decided to do a fawn post instead. While the bucks are keeping each other company until September when they'll start battling for girlfriends, the does are busy having babies. New mothers leave their fawns to feed, but they don't gang up together and roam, which is why I'm not seeing them much. In a few weeks the fawns will be following them around, playing in the creek and being generally adorable. (And getting run down by speeding cars, but let's not talk about that.) Meanwhile, click here for an explanation of why you shouldn't freak out if you come across a baby deer all by its lonesome.
Photo (c) 2006 by John Delano. Image from Wikipedia.