Views of the Neighborhood – Deer Check

I thought it would be a good idea to look around the neighborhood and check on how the deer are doing. Come along.

Someone’s front yard and a doe.

Our neighbor’s front yard with a doe and fawn. The fawn is caught kicking up its hind leg.

A doe in our yard wondering what we are doing here.

A doe looking for some tasty blooms.

Can you spot the deer across the street by the bush? Twiggy sure can.

A fawn in our front yard wondering what we are doing there.

Mama and baby take a lunch break on our driveway.

The weekly herd picnic. (glad it is not my yard)

Fawn wondering where mom is going.

A very young buck. His little antler buds are just beginning.

An older buck but still with a small set of antlers.

Looks like the deer are in good shape. Thanks for coming along, and I hope you have a great week.

106 comments

  1. They are gorgeous animals. Some great pictures. Iยดm sure the pups would love to chase them!!

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    1. Yes they would but that is a no-no. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Anonymous · ·

    So sweet. My parents are in Boerne and they have lots of deer in their neighborhood. They love them… Enjoy.๐Ÿ’•

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    1. There are tons in Boerne. Thanks.

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  3. How nice, having deer in your area. Local wildlife is one of the few things I miss about our last place.

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    1. We have almost everything here. I would miss them as well. Thanks, Keith.

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  4. Good heavens. I’d love to live in a place where the deer are so common, especially when the fawns are around. Of course, I know they can be a nuisance since they have a taste for certain garden plants, but still… Your photos are great, John. They’re certainly smile-producing! I was wondering if Twiggy was off-leash. Have you trained her not to chase deer?!

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    1. I loved your comment about Twiggy off-leash. She is never off-leash. She cannot be trusted not to try and take down a pick up truck. If she were off-leash she would chase deer for sure. There is something about bulldogs and their natural tendency to want clamp onto something. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    What a wonderful beginning of the day! Deer wander through our area as well, sometimes in packs. A neighbor likes to feed them (melon rinds and other treats), so the deer are always close by. โ™ฅ

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    1. We have restrictions on feedig deer here. It is not allowed.They seem to do quite nicely too. Thanks, Gwen.

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  6. I’d love to see deer roaming through our neighborhood, John. All we have are stray cats! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday! โค

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    1. Happy Sunday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Good Morning Starshine by Oliver. (In all the confusion yesterday I didn’t send you a song.) ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Amazing, John. We don’t see that many deer and we live in the country. When we were in Vancouver, BC a few years ago, deer were everywhere along the city streets.

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    1. There are a ton here, Joan. This used to be pretty wild country and they adapted to humans pretty well. Thanks.

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  8. Your deer are lovely, John, particularly mama and her fawn.

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    1. Mama likes our place cause there is little to disturb her little one. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. A nice little haven.

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  9. How lovely to have deer in your front garden.

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    1. Yes, we enjoy them. Thank you, Rabirius.

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  10. What lovely images, John. It is so amazing to me to see that deer are so comfortable as to stroll around your neighbourhood like that. I’m sure people with vegetable gardens love them a little less, though. We don’t see them all that often here, that’s for sure.

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    1. Most folks have planted deer resistant plants. Unprotected veggies would last about two seconds. Thanks, Dale. Have a super Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. I imagine they have no choice, do they?
        You too, dear John!

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      2. No. It is amazing how fast the deer can eat thinks they like. ๐Ÿ˜ Hugs.

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      3. I have heard. My friend, who lives in Montreal West, has a completely caged in garden. Who would think in Montreal the wild animals were so prevalent…
        Hugs right back!

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  11. They are beautiful animals, John. Do people plant stuff they don’t like or do they just deal with the damage. Looks like Twiggy wants permission to engage.

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    1. There are a number of plants the deer don’t like ans so you see a lot of those. Yeah Twiggy would love to have a mile run with one of them. Of course a buck could step in and make it a 100 yard dash for Twiggy. Thanks, Dan

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  12. Nice to see an inclusive neighbourhood.

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    1. Hahahah. Yup. Everyone is welcome.

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  13. Mon Dieu! You are full of them! Free citizens of your town! Now I comprehend better why Twiggy & her spirit of order are attracted with them so much… She might dream to become one of the herd! I suppose that Lucy is not so involved in the deer affairs, as she is too wise for that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes. Twiggy would lke to lead the chase exercise for the herd. You are right, Lucy couldn’t care less. Thanks, Maria.

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  14. It is wonderful that humans and wildlife can co-exist!!

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    1. Yes it is. Forty years of living together. Thanks, GP.

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  15. My husband just texted me photos of deer he’s seeing on our street as he’s walking the dog!

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    1. Looks like they are everywhere, Liz.

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      1. We were out driving in the country today and saw another one by the side of the road.

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  16. Wow John! What a lot of deer. The deer in Nova Scotia are prolific too, but they stick to more rural locales.

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    1. These guys are everywhere. Thanks, Lynne.

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  17. Awesome pictures. Beats the squirrels we have here.

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    1. Hahaha. ๐Ÿ˜

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  18. I love that they have the run of the neighborhood.

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    1. Yes they do for sure. Thanks, Marc. We like that too.

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  19. I’m surprised there are so many. How do you keep them from eating your bushes?

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    1. We only have bushes that they don’t like. Rosemary, Heather, Cactus, certain grasses and flowers. We have a fenced yard wher we grow the stuff they do like.

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      1. Makes sense!

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  20. Thanks so much for this, John. I’m still amazed by the deer. Crystal has always been fascinated by Youtube videos of deer. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Yes. A deer video is a good babysitter.

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  21. These are wonderful photographs, John. How amazing to have deer wandering around the streets like this.

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    1. Sometimes it gets a lille concering when the fawns bolt out into the street. They have no fear of couse, but sadly some do get hit.

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      1. That is rather sad, John. We get wild animals on our national roads in the more rural areas. They sometimes bound out into the roads too and cause accidents.

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      2. That can get dangerious. Thanks, Robbie.

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  22. Beautiful creatures, but I’ve heard they can be mean. Wise to keep Twiggy on a leash where she can’t get near them! Have a lovely Sunday, John!

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    1. The deer stalk us sometimes. Mostly they are curious. Thanks, Debbie.

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  23. We also have a lot of deer – my husband shoos them but I like to watch!

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    1. I like them too, Noelle.

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  24. Love this wonderful rurality. Thank you for sharing, John! Have a amazing week too. Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Have a great week as well.

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  25. I always find it amazing how the deer can be found wandering around even in (the middle of) big cities. Well, in the quieter residential areas, that is.
    Great picture of the fawn suckling! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you, Pit. You as well

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  26. I’m amazed by the amount of deer you have roaming around your neighborhood, John. I particularly love the third photo. You can clearly see the curiosity and question in the doe’s eyes. Lovely visit all the way around!

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    1. Thak you, Mae. She really did want to know what I was doing. I wish I could speak deer. I woud say, “Taking your photo you beautiful lady you.”

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Wow, what fun! I love deer. I’d be over the moon if I had deer in my yard … well, actually I’d be worried because my yard is really small and someone would probably shoot it (not me or my husband, of course). But I get a kick when I see them in the parks where we like to walk. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. Everyone around here knows shooting them is against the law. So we just enjoy them.

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  28. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I never tire of seeing deer and their sweet faces. Although we had to fence off my roses and garden from them, they do keep the brush down. My dog spots them easily even if they try to hide in the forest:)

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    1. Deer love roses for sure. Thanks, Denise.

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  29. Wow, some nice pics, John. Do you think Twiggy would go and say “Hi” if let off the leash? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. NO OFF LEASH TWIGGY. She keeps asking. She would be in the next county if we let her go off leash not to mention rying to take down an eighteen wheeler.

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  30. So cool that you get to enjoy them in your yard.

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    1. Just saw mama pick up the little one who was camped out all day.

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  31. Driving from Luckenbach to the KOA campground 5 miles down the road Friday night late, I saw nine deer by the road. I drove 40 mph!

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    1. Good for you. ๐Ÿ˜

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  32. I would love to have them around and have a picnic in my front yard. Thank you for these darling photos, John. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your terrific comment, Miriam. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. You’re welcome, John. You have delightful photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Absolutely beautiful deer, John. I’m amazed by how many there are in your neighborhood! Is this the norm, or is it due to reduced human traffic because of the pandemic?

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    1. No this is the norm. When people moved in the deer never left.

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      1. How wonderful!

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  34. Does.much survive their munching? How do you keep the little lovelies off your blooms?

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    1. You seperate them from the blooms by fencing. Where there is no fencing you plant things the deer don’t like. You are so right, if you don’t take care nothing survives their munching.

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  35. I came sniffing for your weekly history piece and there was Bambi, instead.

    I LOVE DEER. Years ago, I had a nasty boyfriend, one of many, whose one saving grace was a cabin on a lake. And one morning, while he slept off the night before, I went to sit outside and who was basking in the early light, but a doe that was oh, so pretty, I’ve never forgotten her, and the best part was, she didn’t run. We just sat, like two girls enjoying the peace and quiet. When I excitedly told Errol Flynn, he didn’t believe me, said, deer are petrified of people. Yeah well, I didn’t know it yet, but, Joan of Bark was about to be born. I LOVE THE PHOTOS. Thanks.

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    1. Great story, Susannah. Too bad Errol did not get to enjoy the deer as well as continued exposure to your wit. His loss. BTW the history is there today.

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      1. I read all about George. EXPECT HIS CALL. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Yeah that 666 call was from the devil. So I’ll stand by.

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  36. They seem so close – and there are so many! Bet they can cause a ruckus with Twiggy and Lucy.

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    1. Twiggy goes nuts. Lucy just wants to sniff them. Thanks, Teri

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  37. “How high do I have to build a garden fence?”
    “Depends whether you want to keep deer in or out.”
    “Huh?”
    “They will jump a six foot fence to get in, but balk at a four foot fence to get out.”

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  38. What a beautiful neighborhood, John! I love all the deers roaming around. Have a fabulous new week, my friend! โค

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. Have a great wek as well. โค๏ธ

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  39. We have deer on our block, too, John, and they’re so beautiful to watch. Your photos are awesome. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren

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  40. Love the wildlife! We have a lot of elk and mule deer at our place in Estes and I never tire of them.

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    1. Yes we don’t tire of these guys either. Thanks, Rhonda.

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  41. Oh my deer, so many and so close!! Beautiful photo story from your neighbourhood, John.

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    1. Thank yuo, Dina.

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  42. Amazing critters and photos, John! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Bette.

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  43. Seems like everyone is living the highlife. The fawns are adorably cute but know from experience they grow up and be a little, ahem, let’s just say somewhat destructive. ๐Ÿ˜‡

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    1. They are. Most have planted deer-resistant plants. They do love to keep the Bradford Pears well trimmed.

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      1. When my daughter lived in the foothills we never did find any landscaping plants the local deer didnโ€™t enjoy. She ended up getting Irish Wolfhounds which kept things not too horribly disfigured. ๐Ÿ˜†

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