Today's gift!This is the only deer we saw today. It seemed to us that there were more sightings when we first started visiting Skyline Drive years ago, especially at Big Meadows. I am not sure if my facts are correct as maybe we arrive at the wrong time of the day. Like many animals I realize they are more active at night time. We probably would be more likely to see one in the wee hours or at dusk.It would be very nice to stay at the Lodge for a couple of nights again, for those early dawn walks on Big Meadow. We enjoyed them very much and if you go in the earlier part of the year, you might see a new born fawn curled up in the grass waiting for its mother to return. You have to be very careful where you walk, so we prefer to stay on a trail and don't venture into long grass. The mothers can leave their babies up to four hours at a time. They are born with no scent and are not easy to detect by other animals.I read earlier that White-tailed deer inhabit most of southern Canada and all of the mainland U.S., with their range reaching throughout Central America to Bolivia.No traffic either way so we parked where we could see in both directions. Gregg was driving and had an eye on the rear-view mirror.We stared at each other for a while, then she would continue eating and I would continue taking photos. It was wonderful!
"White-tailed", as you might guess, refers to the white underside of the deer's tail, which it displays and wags when it senses danger.
No white tail was wagged during the taking of these photos.
A car approached on the other side of the road and she took noticed. She moved further into the bushes and we decided it was time to leave.
Thank you for spending some time with us Sweetie!
A short video below with thanks to Christine's who hosts Christine's Blog. I appreciate the encouragement Christine!
Thank you all for looking and I hope your week is a great one!