16 May 2017

frost_hart: (Frost Hart - close up)
We spent this past weekend camping in the woods where my white buck used to roam. I had hoped to get some new photographs of whitetail deer, but didn't see a single one during this visit. There were lots of tracks around indicating that there are still a lot of deer hanging around the campground, but they stayed out of sight.

One reason for this is that it's early in the season and the deer, especially the younger ones, are not as used to humans being around as they tend to get later in the season. Typically by autumn they know that the humans who camp in the park are not going to harm them. That doesn't mean they become tame, but they are a lot less flighty in the late summer/autumn than they are in the early spring.

The other reason the deer could have stayed out of sight is that they just had their fawns. It takes a few weeks before the fawns move around very much, and their mothers are quite protective of them.

Weather permitting, we might be able to spend another weekend there before we head into the hot, humid days of summer.

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