Anyway, Little Deer hung out in our backyard for about a week, then he was gone. Saturday he came back, leading a herd of does and fawns to our backyard. He went straight to his favorite grass spot and showed them where the good grass is. It was nice to see him again. The herd had seven deer, including Little Deer. Only two were does, the rest babies.
Here's most of the herd, taken from my kitchen window. Little Deer is closest to me, near the left, head down.
Here's Little Deer looking at me. His friend is a little bigger and is a baby buck - he has little horn bumps.
You can tell they are whitetail deer. In this pic you can really see the horn bumps on the other baby.
Here's one of the does looking right at me.
This small herd of deer stayed in our backyard for over an hour, then a much larger herd of does and babies joined them. The fawns romped and played together, chasing each other all over the yard. It's nice to see wildlife so close.
This is the reason we have to fence in our garden in the summer!