Wednesday, January 2

Deer Crossing


I took this picture out my kitchen window while making supper this evening. We have a deer path right through our back yard, probably since ours is one of the few yards that isn't fenced (we have "natural" fencing).  Mr. Prairie shovels a path to the back, but the deer prefer making their own path through the snow about two metres over, and through the obstacle of the trampoline frame.

I wonder what caught all of the deer's attention?

Oh, and do you think the deer prefer to jump over or duck under the trampoline frame?

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful shot! We have a family of five in the ravine behind our house. They're exciting to watch, but in the summer, they chew my hostas down to the ground. Aaargh!

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    1. Thank you Ann! It's always a challenge to grab the camera when they can move so fast. I do love watching them too, and try to grow extra in the garden that I can sacrifice. In my garden, they seem to love the asian lilies and tulips. We have rabbits running wild in the city too, so it's hard to tell who's eating what!

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  2. WHOA!!!!! Deer were really over-hunted in NE NB, so in my whole life I saw two in our back yard and that is it. (Lots of moose though). This is amazing. They are really beautiful creatures.

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    1. Erin, there is a very healthy deer population (in my opinion) in Winnipeg, particularly along the riverways, which we are not too far from. That's too bad about the loss of the deer in NB, although moose are much more dramatic to see. I'm guessing downtown TO isn't a great habitat for them either!

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  3. Oooh I'm hoping that at least a few of them try jumping over the trampoline. Watching them would keep me amused for hours.

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    1. Yes, Tawny, I always drop whatever I'm doing to watch them! A few jump, but surprisingly, most duck under the frame!

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  4. I would have thought they would jump over. I would guess there are more deer along the red, than the assinaboine but I haven't lived there for 35 years and in the 60's/70's there was rarely deer seen intown, the wildlife has surely changed in most cities I think people are more willing to live with wildlife now, considering them as beauty rather than food...

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  5. Susan, I thought deer always jumped too! We are close to the Assiniboine and certainly see more wildlife than I would have thought living in the city.

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