Monday, February 23, 2009
The Weeds Have Ears
This morning as the dogs and I went out to the mailbox I noticed deer-ears in the tall weeds round the hay bales. She didn't move as we went out and then came back. I took the dogs in and got a camera and walked back. She was still there and showed no signs of alarm. I made a couple of frames and then left her in peace. Mulies are not like whitetails. There is no way a whitetail would have put up with having us within 35 yards like that. I was a little worried about her, thinking that maybe she was injured. I went out later in the day to find where she had been lying but could find so no evidence of injury, assuming there would have been some which isn't necessarily the case. Later still I saw a group of four at about 300 yards and they were handily sailing over a fence and heading for the mountain behind the house. If she was in that group she's doing fine.