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A White-tailed Deer

I was out late yesterday afternoon and snapped a few pictures os a White-tailed Deer that was happily grazing in the taller grass at the side of one of our community’s nice outlying roads.  Deer are plentiful here in many neighborhoods.  This statement is especially true in areas close to golf course fairways.  We also have a lot of undeveloped and lightly developed areas where the deer are free to roam without bothering gardens and landscaping.  I saw a single deer in four different places, but only got fair photographs of this one animal.  I was taking pictures from the car and the light was fading.  White-tailed Deer eat grass, leaves, fruits and tender stems of plants.  The fact that they love grass is a major reason why so many deer are around golf links.  I also have seen deer browsing on people’s lawns some six feet from the houses!  That scene does not happen often as deer mostly like being with their own and stay away from people.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A White-tailed Deer" (10)

  1. oh, such a beauty! we don’t get to see them here at Run*A*Round. I’ve only seen one bounding along a back country road here. 🙂

    • Hi Texwisgirl, You are absolutely on the money about not having seen many deer in your region. When I lived in N.E. TX, I seldom saw deer. Have a super nice Wednesday!

  2. They are more popular here this time of year because there is plenty of natural browse and they tend not to eat everything in the garden and flower beds.

    • Hi Montucky, Glad your deer there are behaving well. I did not have deer damage to my Rhododendrons this season as happened last year. We do not get deer in the yard very often at all as we have a more developed neighborhood and few large stretches of pasture or golf link fairway land. Have an excellent day!

  3. You got some good pictures. I love their big pretty ears!! They like to keep their distance and watch.

    • Hi Ginny, Thanks! I like to go for long drives here around our community as we likely will come across one or more deer plus plenty of Cotton-tailed bunnies. I also like the ears. You should see the deer we had on the West coast – Mule Deer have huge ears! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  4. Hi Linda, We should be seeing some fawns around here soon. I have the cutest picture of a fawn I took a year or two ago… I’ll have to find that picture.

    Great shots.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Thank you! I love seeing baby animals of just about any type. It is that time of year for sure! Have a super nice day tomorrow and stay cool as we still will have hotter weather.

  5. Lovely photos! I have deer tracks all through my garden, but no damage yet. Hope it stays that way! (Thanks for faithfully commenting on my blog…trying to catch up on my favorite blogs now that I’m back home and somewhat into a routine again…)

  6. They are such pretty critters, I love seeing the deer.

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