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Friday, January 29, 2010

So Deer

There is such a feeling of excitement when seeing an animal in the wild.  ANY animal.  Even a little chipmunk. 

I always consider San Antonio to be on the northern fringes of S. Texas, and it was a cold, damp day even for San Antonio.  We'd taken a ride just to get out of the house for a little while.  While riding through a preserve on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, my daughter and I encountered a small group of deer nestled in among the trees.


Some were just as curious about us as we were about them.



And some were too busy eating whatever that is!



They stared and stared and stared at us.



They watched our every move with innocent curiousity.


This one was so curious, she came in for a closer look,



she'd take a few steps closer,



then I'd take a few steps closer,



then she stepped closer, still! 
 It was difficult to end our visit and continue on our journey through the wilderness area.

Take a look at these other interesting Camera Critters!


23 comments:

Karine said...

Wow, they're beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story and your photos :o)

Joops said...

Love all the angles you took!

Flock of Starlings

Carletta's Captures said...

I have them wander into my yard all the time and I never tire of seeing them.
You got some really terrific shots!

Snap said...

What a wonderful series! The deer are gorgeous. Well done!

Helena said...

These are great shots! I love those last closeup ones.

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful critters. They seem pretty tame too.
Great photos.

Laura Trevey said...

Oh my goodness!
What wonderful shots ~~

Have a lovely weekend!
xoxo Laura

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: You certainly got some great shots of the White tailed Deer. I enjoy so much that they come into my yard in the city.

Natural Moments said...

I wonder if they were eating a mushroom? It was totally big wasn't it.

I too love coming across any bird or mammal on my path through life. It brings me joy to see the world in motion.

CARMEN said...

Excellent photos!Thanks for sharing it with us!

swamp4me said...

"...even a chipmunk." We see chipmunks only rarely...if I saw one I would think that a grand wildlife day ;)

Denise said...

I get the same feeling of exciting, from the smallest little creature to the largest. Unexpected sightings are always a thrill. Love your photos of the deer. Such lovely animals.

Lisa said...

You really got some wonderful photos! I like the one where his/her ear is cocked back, like he's listening for something. And I'm curious now as to what that is they're eating...:)

Marvin said...

Great shots of the inquisitive does.

As for the "whatever" they are eating, it looks like some kind of aggregate that includes corn kernels, perhaps a deer supplement block that's already been licked and nibbled into an irregular shape. Something like this maybe? Then again, perhaps my imagination has just gone off the deep end.

Chie Wilks said...

awesome shots of these lovely critters...they look so adorable....i haven't seen a deer in my life yet and i am hoping i will be.

mine's a bird

KaHolly said...

Thank you all for your visit to my blog and for your nice comments. Marvin, perhaps you hit the nail on the head! That's just what that looks like! Thanks for solving the mystery! ~karen

Stine in Ontario said...

What a friendly deer! The ones I see are usually running in the opposite direction because they saw me first!

Lily Hydrangea said...

your deer photos are so cool. It actually looks like they are posing for you.

It's Time to Live said...

Just one question, Where is the snow? ;) Thanks for visiting my world also.

Radka said...

Absolutely amazing photos, beautiful collage. Pictures are beautifully colored, they radiate warmth and beautiful love. Have a nice day, Radka.

KaHolly said...

One of the wonderful thins about South Texas is the temperate climate! It doesn't snow (usually).

Martha Miller said...

such sweet photos!!!

Kathiesbirds said...

My husband is a detail kind of person, so he likes close-ups, but I am a "whole picture" kind of person. I like things to be in context. Therefore, my favorite picture in this bunch is of the deer on the path encircled by all the trees. It is a sweet picture and makes me feel as if I just came upon her walking in the forest also!