Saturday, July 11, 2009

Camera Critters # 66

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

This is a story of the local doe that came for a discovery. She did know I was watching and called out, "What are you going to do, Fishing Guy. Did you plant something for me".

Click on this one to see the expression.
"Oh my, zucchini leaves are tasty."
"Oh yes. I enjoyed this very much."
Mrs. Deer then said "Do you have some more to eat? Why yes, a food feeder."
Mrs. Deer, that is a bird feeder. Oh well, a new critter has eaten from the feeder.
Okay Soccer Boy, go and get her. The deer is on the left of the shed and Soccer Boy goes to the right. Will you look at that quiet stalk. They both move behind the shed and meet 5 foot from each other. She feeds very close and my youngest grandson has a close encounter of the nature kind. The deer runs off and Soccer runs back to tell everyone about the encounter.
See other great encounters with critters at the above site.

48 comments:

Carletta said...

Good thing you have that fence Fishing Guy. Might want to look in to making it higher.
Oh yes, they love bird seed!
Nice shots!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Snap said...

Wonderful series and loved the commentary on the 4-legged and the 2-legged critters! :D :D

ChrisC and JonJ said...

How neat!! Great post.I love when people give words to animals!

Dina said...

What a wonderful story, Fishing Guy!
A lucky boy and a lucky deer.

Martha in PA said...

Great shots!


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Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shots and story.

imac said...

Nice tail Tom.
in other words - a great story and post.

Digital Polaroids said...

Amazing! This week's Camera Critters is full of very difficult-to-shoot animals!
Wonderful!

http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/2009/07/cat.html

Becky and Gary said...

This is a cool story. We've had deer in our garden too but so far no damage. Check out my recent pictures of them.
Have a great day.
B.

twobarkingdogs said...

Lunch is at your place this week, huh? Yummy salad greens for all to munch on.

Great fotos!

Sally in WA said...

I think you're gonna need a taller fence, Fishing Guy! Great snapshots of the deer, though. They are such cute animals but can be so destructive to gardens.

Janie said...

I love that open-mouth expression. The deer really seems to be talking!
Your grandson will have something to talk about for awhile, after that exciting meeting of boy vs. wild.

Warren Baker said...

Nice that you tolerate the Deer FG. Room for all!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the shot of the boy and the deer. Cute post, Fishing Guy!

Tricia said...

That one's going around checking out everything, licking lips & all! hehehe

Kitty said...

:D Her lucky day! I'm sure your garden is now on her list of good places to eat out at.

Jack and Joann said...

Oh, great pics of that doe. Soccer Boy, like the name! Great post.

Just bought a book and the title is GARDENING IN DEER COUNTRY. I think you might need a copy. I learned from reading it the following facts:

1900 500,000 white-tailed deer in U.S.

Today Way more than 15 million deer

An adult buck or doe eats around 10 pounds of food per day. That's a lot of young green shoots and flowers.

Deer have adjusted their feeding times to avoid being seen by us---they feed at dawn or dusk.

What deer don't like for dinner:

native plants
toxic plants
smelly plants
hairy fuzzy plants
prickly plants

Jenn Jilks said...

Delightful post. I have been introducing my granddaughter to the glories of My Muskoka: 'ducks' (all birds!), and frogs. Life is good!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love the story and the pics Tom!! How lovely!!

Michele said...

It is amazing how many nice shots you got of her. She is quite curious, isn't she? She looks so tame in these pictures....
Very nice photos.

Twisted Fencepost said...

You're getting good at catching them with their tongue stuck out. tee hee
My horses like to eat from my bird feeders too. I have to keep them far away from the fence.
I know your Grandson had fun seeing how close he could get. I would have.
Great shots, FG!

Nance said...

Great pictures!
Hello, got here via Betsy of TN. I enjoyed the conversations between mr. & mrs. deer! :)

Sara G said...

WOW, awesome photo's!!
Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

I really enjoyed this photostory!

HuntsLikeAGirl said...

Nice! I recently put a similar fence around my garden too. However, I can see that it doesn't always work. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Those deer love doing that with kids!

These are lovely, graceful beings. I love the photos.

Rose said...

I posted deer pictures just the other day...one of mine has her tongue out also. Only thing, I saw them on a drive and not by my house.

You know you got plenty to share with her!

Tulip said...

what a cute healthy deer enjoying her meal.

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Mary said...

I laughed and smiled all through this post :-) That deer looks very satisfied with your plants. Soccer Boy is having a great time, too!

Pietro said...

Great sequence and nice dialog, Fishing Guy!

Luke Wiley said...

This guy is very comfortable with you taking his pictures!

SquirrelQueen said...

If it would bring deer to our yard I would plant a garden with all their favorite goodies.

Great photos and the encounter with your grandson was wonderful. He will be telling the story for a long time.

SQ

mimi said...

looks like he had satisfaction with his nutritious food.

Abe Lincoln said...

Just a beautiful animal. Nice photos too.

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Neal said...

I love that series. Those are great!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great expression. Great post.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Amusing!!! Oh deer me, the last time I saw a deer was when my baby (the one who recently got married) was barely a year old!

And the last time I fed them fried venison was 9 years ago. I closed my eyes for the horrendous price (500 grams was A$8.00).

Cute story. I love it!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great shots.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Wait please!

I forgot something...

Tipper said...

I see the Deer liked it's tasty snack. Love the stalker too.

Karen said...

Great series of shots...

Love the expression on her face in that first one ...she relly looks as though she is saying something :-)

That one of your grandson stalking the doe is so cute ...you can see the care that he is taking..

I have a fence around my garden as well...as the local dogs and cats kept chewing on my young corn stalks!!

Barb said...

Very nice of you to be growing veggies for the Critters! Having a 5 year old Grandson myself, I can imagine his sense of discovery and excitement when seeing the deer. I came late to see your Sky Watch but happened upon this newer post, too!

storyteller said...

Fun story to accompany your kewl critter photos this week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Gretchen said...

What a beautiful creature!

George said...

This is a neat photo story. I'll bet Soccer Boy was really excited about his close encounter.

Willard said...

You caught her in the act, Tom. I love the expressions on her face.

I'm glad you are getting to enjoy your local deer herd.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

What a lovely story, and the deer so graceful! It must have been an event for you to watch!

Carla said...

He will always remember this! What great photos (however, you can keep the deer in YOUR yard-not mine thank you:)