Walking with the Deer

After seeing the White-tailed Deer outside my apartment window all summer and fall, I was disappointed to realize that they would be hidden for most of the winter.  My walks along the Seine River did not help me locate them – until today.  🙂

While walking along the trail on the opposite side of the bank, I finally saw 1 White-tail Deer crossing the river just in front of me.  She didn’t make it easy for me, but I was able to get one picture of her.

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Then 2 more does bounded across the river and up the bank on my side without slowing down, but I did manage to get a picture of one of them.

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I am guessing they are the same 3 does that had 2 fawns each, last summer and that I watched grow up.

Then, still on the other side were 2 young ones who are most likely 2 of the ones I watched growing up on the field outside my window.

These 2 were cautious, but did not appear to be afraid like their mother(s).  Unfortunately, they will soon learn that people can not be trusted, but I was glad they stayed with me and even crossed the river within easy sight of me.  Well – easy, except for all the trees in between us – but they were aware that I was there and I was talking to them all the time I snapped the following pictures.

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One even took the time to nibble on some of the twigs while keeping an eye on me.

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It was so nice to see them again.

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