At the last half mile on the way home, I had to stop on the road to let some deer pass.
There was a group of five deer, though I did see the flash of tail of a 6th one, already on the other side of the fence. After they had all jumped the fence, I drove forward, only to have to stop for another three!
I uploaded sets of photos on my Instagram, if you’d like to see more.
I might have to start bringing the DSLR with me when I do these trips; zooming in on my phone makes for some pretty terrible quality shots, but it’s better than nothing!
I saw the first group crossing the road from some distance away, but when I got closer, they kept running along the shoulder of the road. I’d drive a bit, stop, drive a bit, stop… it seemed like they were looking for a better place to cross the ditch or something. Eventually, they picked a spot and off they went.
I doubt I drove more than 100ft before I saw the second group of three.
These had come out of the bush on the left, just like the earlier group, crossed the road, but that’s as far as they got. As I crept closer, they stopped, then ran ahead for a while, then crossed back and headed for the trees they had come out of.
So many deers!
I wonder if the group of three were Mama and the twins?
Meanwhile, as I write this, Hungry Girl and Barbecue are outside our window, having a snack. 🙂