Almost forgot the deer

I uploaded all these photos of the local wildlife that I share my space with and forgot the largest and most agile, the deer. I know that there is a buck out there but he really keeps his horns out of sight leaving the child rearing in the capable hoofs of momma deer. Since things are a little dry this year even the deer have been hanging around looking for a drink. They mostly stop by when we open for business right after dawn, and just before closing time, last call being sundown.

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There are really curious about the people under glass and almost wave back when I check them out from my living room sofa. There is also a window in the stairwell that looks down on the front yard.

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We See You Too

They grow up quickly, have to if they want to survive. There were these baby cottontails that got left behind, I think that the mother was killed. Anyway they were tiny little babies completely unprepared to care for themselves, barely more than a small lump of soft fur in the palm of my hand. I read how difficult it is to care for foundling rabbits but I couldn’t bring my self to leave them on their own. You can get formula but if the babies are really small feeding them is an art all by itself, I mean a small drop of formula hanging off the end of my finger would fill one of these guys mouths. I was unable to keep these guys alive and one by one they just died. I don’t really know it may have even been too much of a shock just handling them at all. But that is mother nature, the small single Javalina babies are here one day and gone the next. I was rooting for this one but no such luck. Nature is a tough lady.

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