Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Sighting

This morning I was in our 3rd floor kitchen washing a cup out.
From the kitchen window we have a great view of the marshlands that are directly behind our place.
I was looking out of the window and saw what I thought was some type of brownish colored rock/boulder.
Unfortunately I did not have my glasses on at this time but after going downstairs and grabbing them, I returned upstairs and gave this object a closer look.
To my delight I saw a rather large deer...at least large compared to the other deers that I have seen in our immediate area. This deer was just laying down and relaxing in a large patch of trees and brush that kind of formed an island in the marshland area. This particular patch of land seemed to be just high enough to keep dry when the tide is in.
I must have stood there for 15 minutes just watching this deer and taking a few photos of him.
Since Hurricane Irene has come through, we have only seen 2 other smaller deer that used to frequent the piles of cracked corn that I would pile outside of our 1st floor computer room.
We saw those 2 deer about 2 weeks ago but have not seen them since they last stopped by looking for something to eat.
Of course I didn't have the piles of cracked corn out there waiting for them because I had run out. And of course after seeing them, I made a special trip to Walmart just to get them a couple of large bags of the cracked corn. And of course....after putting the piles of cracked corn out for them, I have not seen them since and the cracked corn piles are in the same condition that I had left them in almost a week ago.
So I was really happy to see that there was at least one deer in our immediate area.
With the rutting season getting ready to start soon, I am sure that the deer will be out looking for something to eat after they get done with all of their frolicking and deer duties completed.
Here are a few photos that I took of this relaxing deer. I apologize for the lack of sharpness on the photos. Unfortunately I took through our windows which have mesh screens that make photo taking tough.







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