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August 08, 2012


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Mae Clair

OMG, that's an encounter you won't quickly forget, Donna. From adoring frolicking fawns to feeling like you were in the crosshairs of mommie deer's wrath, LOL. I think you did the right thing in becoming a blur before you could find out just how protective she was of her babies!

Kate Warren

She was probably thicket-hunting and muttered about too many humans in the neighborhood. Or maybe she was talking about how she wished she had her camera along because her husband will never believe what she and the kids saw on their walk.

Donna Cummings

Mae, those babies were so darn cute, just like they'd stepped out of a Disney movie. But the mom sure scared the heck out of me! There wasn't any cuteness in her!

Kate -- LOL -- I'll just bet she wished she had her camera. Heck, she probably takes better pics than I do!


Deer are not supposed to be scary. They are more afraid of you then you are of them. Etc. etc. Right. That's what I tell myself every time one startles a shriek out of me! No, I don't think my I'll make it as a wildlife photographer either. LOL I'm glad you lived to tell. LOL

Donna Cummings

Melissa -- talk about great fiction! LOL All those "they're more afraid of you" lines. Hah! I forgot I'd encountered another mom and her two babies this past winter, only they were closer to my front door and I wasn't sure how I was going to get past them. Luckily they decided to give me a break and left. I prefer to watch nature on TV. LOL


This doesn't sound like the wild west at all.
Maybe a six shooter is needed for scaring the wild life!

I remember as a youngster I would practice cricket with a friend, in a meadow with sheep grazing. There was always one sheep who would wait until I started my run to bowl, and then charge to try and butt me. Very annoying!

The farmer's daughter noticed the problem and revealed that 'boo-boo' the sheep had been reared as a pet before being released into the flock. Charging humans was a fun game as a lamb but very irritating, not to say painful with a full grown mama sheep!

I also had a similar problem with cows. Playing cricket in a field with a herd was hopeless as the cows gradually closed in around the wicket. Rather like slip fielders.

The beasts are used to humans and very curious creatures.Waving the bat at them caused a temporary retreat but their advance was inexorable.

Had to draw stumps in disgust!

Never tried it in a deer park. The deer always run away from me.

Donna, you must have a wild animal magnetism! LOL

Donna Cummings

Q, it sounds like YOU have the animal magnetism! That is too funny about "boo-boo" the sheep -- poor thing didn't realize it was playing too rough when it was older. LOL

I know nothing about cricket, but I love reading the various terms: slip fielders and drawing stumps. Fascinating stuff! Maybe you'll have to give a demonstration for the deer here--they might be intrigued and stick around to watch. :)

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