Unexpected Vistors

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I was working on our container roses along the driveway last year (2019) when I suddenly noticed I was not alone — I had a ‘helper’. We usually don’t like deer to be among our flowers, but this little fellow was so cute that I didn’t mind his presence.

He (or she) was obviously very young; somewhat unsteady on his feet, but he did manage to get around without too much trouble.

My young visitor went into the grass near our bench and checked up on an even smaller young one. It was a younger brother or sister.

By this time I had gotten Betsy out into the yard with me. There is a vacant lot next to our lot, and we thought perhaps Momma Deer was in there, but we couldn’t see her. While I was looking for Momma, the littlest deer seemed to be asking Betsy if she was his Mommy.

We decided that the only way Momma Deer was going to come and reclaim her little ones would be if we weren’t around, so we went into the house. Later we checked and there were no little ones around.

Throughout the rest of Spring and early Summer we would occasionally see a female deer with two fawns on the golf course behind our house. We like the think that those were ‘our’ little ones just checking up on us.

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9 Responses to “Unexpected Vistors”

  1. Dayphoto Says:

    OH! That is so sweet and precious. Like you, I think your little ones are still about.

  2. rhiebert Says:

    Oh my! These pictures are just the sweetest.

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    How sweet! Obviously they did not yet know that they should be scared of humans. I know the moms hide them in the tall grass while they go out and eat. To me, this was a magical moment!

  4. Betsy Says:

    I love those little guys… SO SO SO SWEET… SO glad they visited us….. I wanted to pet him –but you are not supposed to touch them –so I refrained… Thanks for sharing this!!!!


  5. Gardener On Sherlock Stree Says:

    What sweet fawns!

  6. diane Says:

    So cute and not so shy either. Hope they did find their mommy.

  7. Sartenada Says:

    Hello George.

    Wow, what a surprise to meet a baby deer! You met deer and we reindeer! Your beautiful photos are lovely to watch. Thank you.

    Have a good day!

  8. Jeevan Says:

    This is absolutely a cute post and the little deer are adorable. I love the pic where the deer inquiring Betsy 🙂

  9. Tony Payne Says:

    How sweet. We used to get foxes and badgers in the garden of our last house, but here it’s just neighborhood cats, apart from the birds of course.

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