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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Young Blacktail Deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)

I mentioned the other day that I always enjoy seeing wildlife on my walks through my part of this city and I was rewarded again recently by being able to observe two young Blacktail Deer browsing on a hillside above the West Bay Walkway, one of which is pictured above. While keeping a prudent distance, these deer seemed nonetheless to be used enough to humans not to panic or race off in fear as I approached.


Andy said...

The dear in my area always run from people. By the time I raise the camera they are usually just a flash running away. I would treasure capturing a photo like this.

JoJo said...

What a great shot and a cute deer. We had lots of mule deer in California.

Stephanie said...

I can 3 feet from the deer here. In fact one did bumped me over as I was standing near his feeding area in the garden. Cute shot!

William Kendall said...

Such curiousity in the eyes.

I find they get startled more by noise, and they'll keep an eye on you. A lone adult is less likely to scamper than a mother and yearlings.