Nature

Blame it on the Bambi’s

Lately I’ve been keeping my fancy camera and big lens in the trunk of my car. I was starting to second guess my folly and thought perhaps I should keep it at home and only bring it when I knew I was going out for a birding excursion. However laziness kicked in and the camera remained.

Heading over to the barn today, I sped along the windy country roads it was lightly raining as I passed a beautiful green field. As high as a belly, the wheat grew and nearly hid five deer from my sight.

I zipped into a hidden abandoned driveway. Pulling out my camouflage long sleeve shirt and cap along with my big lens and camera kit. The only thing I was missing was a good pair of pants so didn’t dare walk into the tall grass myself. The last thing I needed was more tick bites after this last Saturday’s excursion where four deer ticks decided to come home with me.

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It was unusual for the deer to be out mid-day, but the rain had them a bit confused. But this group of deer weren’t the only ones out along the country drive. A young teenage couple were grazing along the road. Blame it on the deer. I had to hit the brakes and put my blinkers on and used the car as a blind. They had come along the road to get a drink of water.

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A couple of loud trucks passed and they went on high alert. “Hey..what’s that?” Then the girl looked at me. “Hey…who’s that? I don’t know, but let’s get out of here!!”

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The Bambi’s totally derailed me from my journey to the barn. But what a wonderful distraction they were.

23 replies »

  1. To bring the camera or to not bring the camera… so glad you chose to keep it in your car!! What fun! And may we all keep those ticks away this summer!!

  2. It is a bad year for ticks. The last I had them was when I was a kid and this year have already been bit twice and keep bringing them home too. I have been seeing more deer too this year. Great captures of Bambi and friends.

    • I think we need to be eating more venison. Yes, the deer are taking over, moving those ticks all over the place. I’m going to treat one outfit with Permethrin and only wear that one when I’m out.

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