I am so jazzed! For the second evening in a row, at twilight, we have seen White-Tailed Deer! Tonight (Thursday Sept. 16, 2010), we saw a Buck at one wooded spot along a road in the boonies here in our community. A few minutes later down the road a mile or so, we saw a herd of two Bucks, one Fawn, and one Doe in the driveway and on the front lawn of somebody’s house! There are several golf courses and lakes in our community with lots of forests, and small creeks or brooks. Our community here has defined neighborhoods plus many sparsely developed areas. The deer are usually near the golf courses or near the more undeveloped areas. Of course, tender, tasty lawn grass and those lovely landscaping plants and vegetables are hard for any deer to resist! Hence, the deer in front yards, driveways, side yards and backyards. Most here don’t have fences surrounding the yards so deer come and go easily. I again took these pictures from the car. Please click on the thumbnail version of the photo to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
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Here are my most recent round of bad pictures of deer, but know that I did my best! Last night my husband and I were out driving in the hinterlands of our community here in beautiful Cumberland County, TN, and we saw a total of 13 White-Tailed Deer in 4 locations! There were 4 bucks and the rest were does or we were unable to tell the gender. At one home, there were about 3 deer in the back yard and another 4 in front. I had to take the pictures from the car so I do apologize for how bad they all are. By the way, no pictures but we saw a gigantic flock of about 10 Wild Turkeys last night on that same drive. All of the animals and birds looked well-fed and in good condition.
Deer are such beautiful animals! We went out for an early evening drive to the other side of our community and came across White-tailed Deer grazing, or eating, in the tall roadside grass in two locations. The deer love to eat grass and tender leaves. In the first spot, one deer fled across the road and one stayed put. These both were does or females. I got a close-up of the one that fled into the bushes. All of the pictures were shot from the car so please excuse the fuzzy look. Some pictures were taken through an open side window, and some were taken through the glass. The deer at the second location was a young buck or male. That deer is growing a small rack of antlers. The deer are all over our community but we have many fewer where I live as it is much more developed near my lake-side home. I was over-joyed to see these deer! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!
I occasionally come across one or several White-Tailed Deer when driving in the areas on the other side of my community. I have been told by neighbors that we do, in fact, have deer in my own neighborhood that will come down to the lake very early in the morning in a couple of places along my street. I have only seen one deer in my neighborhood and that was last summer and it was about 4 blocks from my house. These pictures are not the best but they were taken from the inside of the car in a big hurry. When we spotted the deer, it also spotted the car. The deer then fled! I have pictures of two different deer that were each grazing in a different place. I have been told that there are many deer that come to the community golf courses in the early morning to eat the grass there. The deer eat grass, tender leaves of shrubs and trees, berries, and fruits The deer pictured here are both females called “Does”. The first picture of one of the deer is very blurry, so please excuse that. Of course, the focus was better with the second shot, and you’ll see that that second shot was, yes, the end! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version.