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November 15, 2006

on my walk...

For the last couple days I've been taking a walk in the mornings after seeing Georgia off on her bus. Hopefully it will become a habit. In twenty minutes I can get into the woods a ways and back home, which is such a blessing. Yesterday I saw some white-tailed deer there when I came over a rise. There was a buck with a big rack of antlers looking at me when I came upon him and a doe and another buck who shied away behind him. He did not back down, however, or step away one bit. He stood his ground with head held high. I stood still, thrilled and curious, and returned his gaze. Then he started flicking his tail and a few seconds later started pawing the ground. I began to get the message that perhaps I was a threat and that he was talking about charging me, so I turned around and walked the other way. Billy said later that perhaps it's mating season and I replied that with my big yellow umbrella I may have seemed quite the threat to his rack of antlers. Now that I plan on stepping into their world, I think I better learn how to speak deer.

Update: OK, from reading just one page about deer behavior, I'm sure that buck just wondered if I was going to pose a threat to his family, and whether or not he had been busy sparring with the other buck for dominance or not, was just signalling to the other deer to run away.

Posted by Bahiyyih at November 15, 2006 02:02 PM

Bahiyyih, I'm so excited! Tell Teresa I want to see her too! I'm out of town this weekend, but I'm back Sunday night and have PLENTY of time to come play on Monday, Tuesday, and even a bit on Wednesday! I'll give you a call when I get back it town!

Posted by: Katie at November 16, 2006 06:08 PM