06
Jul
10

White-tailed Deer: Running Fawn

A morning drive this time of year can yield unique and easily obtained sightings.  As a passenger in the car, I had the opportunity to look around rather than watching the road.  Headed back toward an Eagle’s nest, I had been scanning the tree-line along the road’s edge, looking for perched Eagles.

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I spotted this doe along the roadside, where her and her two fawns grazed on the soft grasses of a farm meadow.  You can see she’s covered in flies.

Seated in the car I couldn’t get the fawns framed in the picture without getting out of the car.  Expecting photo opportunities, I had already removed my seat belt, but when I realized I couldn’t get the fawns in the frame, I knew I would have to step out of the car.  I expected her to run and before I could get the door unlocked she had bolted for the safety of some nearby bushes with her fawns in tow.  I got one shot just before one of the fawns disappeared.

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You can see the mother’s tail right of center in the photo.  The other fawn’s ears are just in front and below the visible fawn.

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