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!

4 comments:

Northern Shade said...

That little fawn looks so sweet and helpless with his awkward legs, but his camouflage is better from a distance. Your timing was great. At least he'll be on a milk diet for awhile, before he discovers the tastiness of garden plants.

Janet said...

Oh my goodness, sweet little baby.

Sylvia said...

I love your new picture on your header. It really gives a good perspective of your property and the fantastic surroundings. The fawn is precious. Happy Birthday to "Bambi"!

DeVona said...

What an extraordinary moment you were able to witness! I, too, love your new photo at the top of your blog!