You probably haven't heard me speak of my backyard deer in quite awhile. After cutting back on the feed last summer so they would eat a more diversified diet I didn't see them return this past fall and not all winter. Which is not to say they weren't here, but I didn't see them. But just the other day as I was going into the kitchen I looked out and something caught my eye, yep, there was a deer at the picnic table.
She seemed very skittish and I was not sure if this was one of 'ours' that had been raised up eating around that table or not. She only stayed a few seconds and something I couldn't see or hear startled her and she took off.
A bit later I was going back into the kitchen again and I saw her come back, this time with a companion, or two, make that three, then four. Only one made it to the table to eat the others seemed skittish too and soon they all bolted back into the woods. There I observed that there were five in total. So I am not sure that this is the same family. But it doesn't matter, I love them all.
And today I was going through my emails and found this cool video a friend had sent me. If you love wildlife, nature and especially oddities you may want to watch this. I was fascinated. I remember back years ago where I used to live that we had a half albino deer. The front looked like any white tailed deer but the back was white and spotted with some brown spots. Very easy to see in the woods as most times of the year. I think I caught a glimpse of it about three times. But these are spectacular, especially the Buck with the white antlers.
If you've got children, you may want to call them to the computer to view with you. It is a spot from PBS so is G rated.