Views of the Neighborhood – Another Deer Check

The hullabaloo over Halloween is over, and we all had plenty of rest since we could sleep an extra hour this morning. (yeah, right) Today lacking anything better to do, we are going out to check on the deer. The Producer says, “How boring.” I have to remind everyone that in the age of Rona, we can’t be too particular.

We are going to leave the bus parked and venture on foot. After all, a big yellow bus is not exactly conducive to deer watching. We do have a Good Humor bicycle vendor’s cart to haul our snacks and drinks. We are having hot Mexican chocolate with Kahlua shooters, shredded B-B-Q pork tacos, and toasted almond Good Humor bars. ย The Kingston Trio has agreed to walk along with us for entertainment.

 

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So, put on your walking shoes, and let’s go.

The first thing we run into is this sign. I wonder what the parents tell the kids when they ask “What is rut season, Dad?”

The Producer captured this beautiful fellow. Man, she takes great photos.

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A couple of does taking an early morning nap in our neighbors front yard.

A buck having a snack.

Another young buck taking it easy.

Three does taking five.

Here is a buck in silhouette watching four men approach.

He decides they are suburbanites and no danger at all. He’s pretty sure one even drives a Volvo.

The sisterhood out for a stroll.

Another young buck searching for a doe. Maybe we should tell him she’s not there.

This doe is hard to see, but before yesterday, this was an overgrown lot. It looks like the clearing crew is making it ready for a new house. No more naps here.

Of course, Twiggyis concentrating on the deer. You can barely see them in the neighbor’s front yard.

Let us finish with another of The Producer’s beautiful photos. I think she is a deer witch.

 

Well, that is our tour. Stay and have more food and drink and listen to the music. I hope you all have a great week.

 

 

104 comments

  1. We are hoping for a better week, but another lockdown is coming into force. We feel like prisoners in our own homes…
    We don’t even have such lovely animals where we live, the best we can hope for is a cat or two!

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    1. I love watching the deer. They are everywhere here for sure. We all need to hope for a better week each week. Thanks, Anita and Jaye. ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thak you for sharing my post today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Thanks for sharing the deer!

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  2. Looks like you are living among them instead of they among you. Then again, Twiggy rules all. Thanks for taking me back to Tom Dooley.

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    1. They are everywhere. I think we are guests in their domain. Have a super Sunday, Frank. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Don’t worry about that sign. There are plenty of Texas kids to explain it to new residents from either coast who think ruts in the road are caused by deer in autumn.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Linda. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. Very cool. Beats the squirrels that we have around here. They just throw acorns at cars and get into attics.

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    1. I remember a squirrel in the attic back when I lived in the Midwest. What a mess. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. The ones by my house don’t seem to get inside. I hear them running around the roof though. Take them over the stray cats any day. Those are frightening at night with the noises they make.

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      2. Yes cats can be very vocal. I think squirrels are a better alternaytive.

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  5. The deer are making themselves right at home with the suburbanites (Volvo drivers posing no danger and all).

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    1. So true. Thanks, Liz. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. Fantastic deer pictures. You can’t go deer watching in our neck of the woods unless you want to be shot by one of those crazy hunters. I have had several great encounters with them on the university campus where I work. They travel from one creek to the next at twilight and sunset.

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    1. We don’t have hunters here obviously. Herds of deer are commonplace here. Thanks, Milly Shea. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What beautiful photos. ๐Ÿ˜Š Kudos to the Producer! Like your area, we have deer roaming freely. It’s a sight that always warms the heart and feeds the soul. Thank you for the refreshment.

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    1. Always willing to refresh. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Gwen. I hope you have a great week. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. You had me at “hot Mexican chocolate with Kahlua shooters” John. Beautiful photos! I particularly like the sisterhood strolling shot. We don’t see deer in our neighborhood, so it’s always nice to see. Wishing you and the Producer a peaceful Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I hope your first day of NaNo goes well. All the best to you.

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  9. Great pictures of deer, John. Wow, a song from way back in 1958 when we turned seventeen. I remember that was a favorite song in those days. This old video also had Milton Berle (Uncle Miltie) on it. It seems it was his show. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Yes it was his show. The Kingston Trio appeared there. I thought all us oldsters would enjoy it. I can’t tell you how many times that album was played while in college. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  10. Kudos to the Producer, John, those are great photos. But all of them are nice. I love seeing them lounge about. We don’t often see deer around here, do I appreciate seeing yours. I hope you guys have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. ๐Ÿ˜

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  11. A lovely group of photos, John. We see quite a few does here in our neighborhood, but I have yet to see a buck. They are majestic! Have a wonderful Sunday…

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    1. Our bucks are pretty elusive as well. This is the time of year you see them since they are chasing the does.

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  12. The deer was a terrific choice. There’s something very peaceful about them.

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    1. Thank you, GP. We need peace these days. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. The deer are clearly taking over your community John. Perhaps you should make a run for it… ๐Ÿ˜†

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    1. Sometimes the bucks make one feel like running, Lynne.They become a little grumpy this time of year. ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. Fabulous pictures. Thanks for the bit of nostalgia with Tom Gooley.

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    1. My pleasure, Darlene. Glad I could bring a memory or two to the surface. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. My mind is boggled that you can find so many deer peacefully wandering or resting in your neighborhood, John! Maybe it’s the water that draws them? I think your photos are gorgeous and the captions made my day (especially the one of the buck looking for his sweetie in that bush!)

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    1. I think the deer like the grass. There is a lot of it. In the spring there are Bradford pear blossems which they like too. Also there are no hunters here which gives them a sanctuary to in which to roam. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos, Debbie.

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  16. You fortunate to have a deer witch on your walk. That last buck is a trophy buck but I am glad to see him roaming free.

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    1. Yes. We are too.

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  17. Well I am glad this excursion is well feed and beveraged. Is there an urban heard thinning option for the tour ? I have heard that some areas now have a ‘stand your garden’ defense option against the herd. Can one put chocolate mousse on the more diminutive members of the moose family ? Happy Sunday John.

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    1. You ask questions of the ages, John. I wouldn’t touch a moose with ten foot pole. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. as long as the questions don’t ages you too much John… and considering the general temperament of moose make that a much longer pole.

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  18. The snacks for this walk sound absolutely delish! I still marvel that you can just stroll about and they are everywhere. I go for a walk in the woods and can’t see a darn one! I’m glad The Producer found your theme boring and then turns around and takes amazing shots! No, we cannot be too particular in the age of the ‘Rona.

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    1. Yes she is like that. Gives me feedback and then is super supportive. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Haha! Sounds like a perfect partner, to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. A community so lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  20. I’ll swap you three Kangaroos and an assortment of other strange-looking beasts for one of these sweet-faced deer. Thanks for sharing these images, John. I enjoyed my visit to your neighborhood. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I think I’ll add on the Roos. Those guys have mean kick.

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜‚So does tequila … with a Margarita chaser. ๐Ÿธ I’m watchful around Roos. They tend to be unpredictable.

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      2. Hahahah. I just saw my typo. I meant to say I’ll pass on the roos.

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  21. I love the deer! In our city, people deem them a nuisance and are implementing contraceptive methods (don’t ask) to control the herds.

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    1. Hmmm. Well I guess to each their own

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  22. Wow John — those treats were so amazing that I almost forgot the deer. I always love the deer photos. They are such lovely animals. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. I think so too. Hugs back.

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  23. Nothing boring about this trip . . . sounds great to me John. Did you get to drive the Good Humor Bike? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The Good Humor man was not in a good humor so, no. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Maybe next time.

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  24. Great deer photos. You went on the Wayback machine for that video. I think walking was a good idea. You could have had us on on the MTA, but we might never return.

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    1. Hahaha. Good one, Craig. ๐Ÿ˜

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  25. twiggy is so lucky… my Daisy is going to envy her now :)) and awesome pictures/day ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. Twiggy loved the deer. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  26. Love the Sisterhood photo, and that last buck photo the producer took. I’m always flabbergasted at the number of deer you have.

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  27. Amazing photos. We live in the country and don’t see that many deer. Reminds me of when we were in Victoria, BC. Deer were everywhere.

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  28. Awesome photos, John, and our neighborhood is very similar with deer strolling about. They do add a peaceful feeling to the streets. The walk was nice and the food and drink were exquisite, as always. Have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I have to figure out what to do next week. Ther is absolutely nothing going on. Well, that’s six days away. Fiddle de Dee

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      1. Haha! Yep, nothing big happening this week! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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  29. Wow! Why are all these deer here? Itโ€™s so special!

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    1. I know. They knew I needed a photo session and they turned up. Thanks, Luanne.

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  30. I can’t remember the last time I heard “Tom Dooley.” That sure brought back memories. Such a sad song. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great shots of the deer. I agree that the Producer is a pro!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. ๐Ÿ˜

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  31. Here, the bucks are making their appearance again

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    1. It is that time of the year. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Another sign of autumn.

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  32. The deer are a way better than skeletons & ghosts of the area, dear John. Where is Santa? There are so many of his followers in your area! Actually, male deer should feel more attraction to the female kind. The photos are gorgeous indeed! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. The females don’t seem to excited to have the bucks chase them. But what’s new with that. ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ The law of Nature, dear John!

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      2. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  33. So basically, the humans are living in THEIR neighborhood.

    PS- Your concessions never disappoint, tell you what.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. I serve what I like to eat myself. That Mexican chocolate is killer.

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      1. It is! My daughter gets it all the time. She had it for the first time when we visited San Antonio many moons ago.

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      2. The seat of Mexican hot chocolate.

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      3. You are correcto

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  34. Amazing how they just lounge around in yards – beautiful.

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    1. Yup, you could almost imagine the with a cup of coffee and a Wall Street Journal.

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  35. Great looking pics…

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    1. Thank you, Debasis.

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  36. The deer are beautiful, and the Producer makes lovely images!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. ๐Ÿ˜

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  37. Wow, that really is amazing (to me in Aus especially). I have so many questions! Do they get aggressive ever? Is it only special times of the day they come out? What does rutting mean, dad?

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    1. Let me take the questions one at a time. The bucks tend to snort and paw the ground when they feel threatened. They don’t charge or anything but you know not to keep doing what you are doing. The does come out all day. The bucks usually y in the morning and evening. Rutting is the term for mating. During this time (October through November) the does come into heat and the bucks tend to become territorial. A number of fights break out when the younger bucks try an incursion into established territories. The reason drivers have to be careful is deer tend to ignore their usual cautions and do not pay attention to where they are. Hope this answered your questions, daughter. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  38. writerjaybirb · · Reply

    Thereโ€™s so many… wow. I live in the country and even I donโ€™t see that many deer, ever. Pretty cool!

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    1. Yes, we are very lucky,

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  39. Great photos, John. We have a million deer up here. But they like to stay hidden during the daylight hours. Take care.

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    1. Ours just stroll around like they own the place. I guess they do.

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