Thursday, June 27, 2013

With Rain, You get Deer (Sunriver, OR)

All our neighbors left earlier this week and it started raining, well more of a drizzle than rain, that lasted for 3-4 days.  Needless to say, the traffic around our loop went down to a couple of vehicles a day.  The cats did not mind the drizzle, so we took them for walks in the rain.
With it being so quiet around our site, the critters started showing up and giving us quite a show.  Big grey squirrels were running around, but my favorite sightings are the twin fawns romping around the site through the woods while Mama deer was munching grass.
They hung around our motorhome for a couple of hours so we got to watch them run full-speed through the trees and kicking up their heels.  So cute!  I took these photos from our window since Mama was very skittish and jumped at every sound.
On another day, Squirrel (B&W cat) let himself out for a walk when he found the door ajar.  Dan found our escapee on the backside of the motorhome having a stare down with this doe.  The deer did not seem as timid as the others.  We were able to get within 10 yards of her.  She disappeared while we were gathered the other cats and their leashes.
Same day...different cat....Across the dirt road in another site, Hitch and I ran into the deer again.  After a brief stare down, Hitch decided he did not like her and trotted back towards our site.  The doe followed us back and started munching while watching our cats.  

Dan took a couple of picture of the cats with the doe nearby.  Hitch just did not know what to think of his new shadow.  The doe, on the other hand, was probably trying to figure out what was up with this strange small critter leading humans around by a string.
Hitch watching the doe
She became so curious that she got within a couple of feet of Dusty.  Dusty started to growl and Dan clapped his hands to scare the doe away.  We were a little worried what would happen if they got into a confrontation.  Especially if Dusty scratched her nose and she decided to stomp him with a hoof.

We have been doing a lot of walking.  Here are a few photos along one trail in the Newberry Volcanic National Monument.  I have more photos that I will upload for the next posting.
I have to admit with all the walking we have been doing, I'm feeling a little tired and I'm ready to just sit for awhile...maybe a little sewing.  I have a feeling I will not be getting a whole lot of that done tonight.
Trail to Benham Falls
yawn...Happy Trails!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful encounter with those beautiful deer xx


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