Brad looked out the living room window a little before 5:00 pm yesterday evening and saw a doe lying down near the creek. I went to look and saw her and a second doe about thirty yards from the first one. We’ve not gone outside or opened the garage doors because we’re pretty sure we have a couple of does in labor. At 6:20 pm they were still there which is unusual.
It’s overcast and we’ve had a couple of thunderstorms come through today and a good bit of rain as well. The yard is freshly mowed and they seem to be safely bedded down. The light is fading due to the clouds so I won’t be able get more photos at this point. I stepped out into the garage and snapped three photos through the glass of the north side door.
This doe is closest to the house, about seventy-five yards. She got up once, walked around a few minutes and went back to the same spot and laid back down facing the other way.
Not a very good quality photo because of the glass, the distance and the zoom lens. This doe is about thirty yards east of the first one.
We’ll probably see fauns in the next couple of days then they will disappear for awhile. We still have a big cat that roams around this area and then the deer become scarce again. We also have bobcats, coyotes and at least one fox that are at home on our property.
We’ve got more rain forecast for the next few days so we’ll be spending our days indoors unless we need to go to town for anything.