This lone deer that sometimes visits looks terribly hungry.
We can see her bones…
… and count her ribs.
Despite the severe cold this past winder, due to the unstable polar vortex, none of the deer we have had visit our feeding station looked to be going hungry, except this one. It may be due to illness or parasites, too.
This photo was taken on April 4, after the storm had passed. The feed left for the deer was covered, but they could still find it!
With these two, the young male comes right in, while his mother hangs back, watchfully, before joining him. This day, it meant he had time to find one of the piles of deer feed already, and she just pushed her way right in there!
I leave about 6 or 8 piles, but they hadn’t found the other ones, yet. 😀