Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lookin" Out My Back Door

We live in a development that has "Green Space".  Actually our green space is true wooded areas.  Since the entire development is over 30,000 acres and has existed as a village/city since the early sixties, there is plenty of mature wooded area.  Our green space is home to a large population of white tail deer.  Our house is adjacent to a green space on two sides.  As a result, there is a herd of deer, 9-12, that run in the ravine behind the house.  Yesterday, this doe walked up on to a knoll behind the house and proceeded to bed down.  It was around 10:00 a.m.  I got my camera and got within 75 feet of her before she spotted me and stood up for a better view.  I took a few photos before she had enough of this modeling gig and headed back into the forest.


  1. Now this is a housing development I'd love to live in. Awesome. Great shot too.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

  2. I miss my folks place a couple of hours south here in Washington State. The had a herd that went from 3 mature doe to 4 generations and 12 animals in just the 5 years they lived here. And the deer felt safe enough on the property to bed down in the taller wild grasses within about 50 feet of the house.

    Of course, they also felt safe enough to snack on my mom's young trees in the yard. But I guess you give and take with wild deer.

    1. Yep, I re-seeded my back yard in fescue a couple of months ago, and I have caught a couple of does grazing on the new lawn recently. I just comes with the territory.

  3. Wow! So very wonderful!
    Have a great week-end!
    Lea's Menagerie