Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nature Notes: Jumping for Joy



As I mentioned in the previous post, the deer were feeling fine and frisky this morning. It took me a while to get to my camera, and when I opened the blinds it scared nearly all of them away. These two yearlings were too busy having fun to notice me. They ran circles around the neighbor's barn and our back yard, chasing each other and jumping back and forth over the fence.

After a long, rough winter I think they're just happy to have grass underfoot and sun on their faces.

(The yard looks awful, though. Don't look at that, OK?)



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7 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is so sweet, they look like they are so happy!
& your yard looks like everyone's this time of year - at least that's how mine looks! Lol.

A piece of news said...

Your backyard looks great...no snow!

ramblingwoods said...

They do look so happy after plodding through snow for so long. Wow, they can jump high and run fast..I enjoyed the video Vicki...thank you for posting it to Nature Notes..Michelle

eileeninmd said...

They must be happy, wonderful video. Thanks for sharing.

Stine in Ontario said...

Seeing the deer jump like that it's easy to understand why people who want to keep them out have to build such high fences. Deer are so agile!

Carver said...

That was great. What a treat for nature notes to see the exuberant deer.

MyMaracas said...

They were indeed having fun out there. That fence is almost five feet high, and they go over it with no effort. An effective deer fence has to be eight feet or better. Amazing, no?