Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Look who came to visit me...
Even though we currently live in an urban neighborhood with busy streets and many houses, deer are a familiar site here. To see a fawn this late in the year, though, was surprising to me. This little beauty had no fear. She jumped right down from our upper level backyard onto our patio to eat the leaves off my jasmine bush.
Even when she saw me, she wasn't particularly worried:
My husband couldn't believe that I was letting her have her way with my prized jasmine. He has witnessed my many tantrums and fits over the years when the deer have devoured my roses. "It's cold out and she's hungry" was all I could reply. She's just a baby. And she stripped those branches in seconds flat:
It didn't take me long to find her mama keeping a close watch from a distance:
Then my pup, Roxy, saw them and started to bark and claw at the glass door. This is the last shot I got of the fawn before she turned and ran away: