Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another Little Deer

Another little deer has been coming up to our back door.  After every hunting season, it seems there is a motherless baby deer left behind.  Often the fawns are born late in the season, and are still very small come February.


This little guy has been hanging out in our back yard right outside our back door.  If we go out back he runs away, but seems to return to the area soon.


This morning at sunrise he was out there, but now at 10:30 AM he is off hiding somewhere.



Last year's Little Deer joined a herd of does and other young fawns.  I'm sure this little guy will join up with some others soon, too. 

I feel like the surrogate mom for lost deer children.  Wish they were more friendly!  I'm heading out back to put out some cut up apple pieces for him.

10 comments:

Toodie said...

Ooh he's so cute. He will love the apples!!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Baby deer are so precious. We had one here and he/she was quite tame as if it had been near humans for quite a while.

Ronna said...

Oh gosh, he's soooo cute! Poor little thing. Nice you're giving him apples...

Gail said...

It is good you can help.

I see brown...not completely snow covered, that is good.

Terry said...

Very sweet. I hope he can join the herd.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ah poor baby thing. i am pleased and grateful that you care enough to feed it a bite. my deer don't like the apples for some reason. well, take that back. bossy eats them but haven't seen the others. i feed mine whole corn but i do that year round. it is not good to do that otherwise. good luck with your teenage fawn. i hope it will find a friend soon.

Verde Farm said...

Such a cutie. They are so skiddish I know. I bet some apples and treats will get him used to coming in and staying :)

John Gray said...

i prefer deer visiting rather than my soddin starlings!

Karen Anne said...

So far hunters have taken out 4 endangered whooping cranes from the Eastern migratory population this year. Total population - about 100.

Last year they killed the female of the first pair to produce a chick in the wild in this reintroduced population.

Knatolee said...

Beautiful little guy! You are good to give him apples. Poor little waif!