It was a very rainy, soggy day here in Raleigh. This afternoon Topher and I went outside. He wasn’t crazy about the rain but then neither was I. Yet as I was standing in the rain on my patio, something caught my eye.
Is that . . .
Yes, it is. That is a deer
which actually isn’t that much of a surprise because Jay had seen one this very morning and Topher, being the brave dog that he is, chased her away. Luckily, for whatever reason, I had my phone in my pocket and took a few photos
and I was able to get quite close before she got wise and darted off into a neighbor’s yard. Then I turned my head and saw this
her little one parked amid the growth in our natural area out back.
Of course, I didn’t touch it but it was not afraid at all. It was a little wet and somewhat shaky on its legs.
I felt lucky to get some photos very close up.
I went back inside and began to wonder how in the world that little one landed in our fenced in yard and I decided it must have been born there. I expect the mama deer is keeping an eye on him or her from a distance.
I retrieved another camera, put it in silent mode and went to see if the baby was still there. I looked and looked and decided its mama had come back and carted it off with her but how? Then I looked very, very closely and found
the baby still there, napping and waiting.
It was a terrific, unexpected surprise.
Now I wonder how long it takes before a baby deer can jump a four foot fence.