I'm on the trail looking at the tree tops for birds when I hear a lot of splashing coming from the creek. I turned slowly to see three Coues Deer (pronounced Cow) staring back at me. It looked like it was Mama with two teenagers. I stood very still hoping not to scare them off.
While Junior was hopping, running, twisting in the air, and making big splashes, Mama was trying to stay out of his way. She just wanted to have a peaceful meal. Sigh, you got to let them run off that extra energy or they will never take their afternoon naps.
|Big SPLASH! WooHOO!|
|Junior! How many times have I told you not |
to splash me while I'm eating? Sorry, Ma!
|If you don't calm down, I'm going to thump you! OKAY!|
....he almost runs right into Mama's behind!
|Oops! Not fast enough!|
Mama's head comes flying up! Food and water went everywhere! Her hoof came up and with surprising tenderness she places her hoof squarely in the middle of his head! (I missed the shot because I was laughing too hard) The moment was gone before I could get a photo. Junior took off for the other side of the creek.
Far from Mama's hooves..