what a concept. Noticed these lawn ornaments chowing down on the morning glory – a pest devouring another pest. Both can look good though.
Today it was a breading pair that graced our backyards looking for the good stuff. Usually it is just the doe and perhaps a fawn or two. Hardly see the bucks.
Notice how the horns are velvet, this new growth that will soon be scraped off. 4 points and he still looks good. Urban life for the dear can be very harsh. I have seen several over the years with gashes and broken legs from jumping the fences. If there is food – they will jump and pretty much anything (except thistles) will tempt their pallet.
I rarely see older does – parenting is hard under the best of conditions. And this one is so young and small. I suspect her life will not be as long as the bucks. Though you never know she may beat the odds.