Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hiding In Plain Sight
It's a rare treat to see a newborn fawn, and this one was born today. Ed was working in the back and happened by a doe cleaning her new baby. He came to get me. We grabbed the camera and climbed the hill wondering if the mother and fawn would be gone. When we first caught a glimpse of the baby, he saw us and tried to flee. His legs were way too wobbly for that so he went to plan B. That would be lie very still and flat and don't move. We could hear Mom in the brush nearby. She was snorting, stomping her feet and doing her very best to frighten us away. Honestly she's pretty scary!
We got just close enough to get a good look and a closer picture. Photo Op over we climbed back up the hill and out of sight. What a thrill! Of course we will no doubt see this fawn again. Mothers often bring their fawns to play on the short grass around the house and garden. Right now it's easy to forget how mad I get when they eat my plants. Anyway he deserves a break. It's his birthday!