Thursday, August 11, 2011

Deer Caught Drinkin'

It seems the deer are on the move this time of year. I found this one standing next to a small creek not to far from the pond I featured here last week. The pond actually empties into this creek. The deer was obviously trying to get a drink of water when I happened by.

As soon as we saw each other we both froze in our respective spots. I, of course, pointed my camera at this wary beast. But I didn't take any pictures. ...Wait! How can that be? Aren't these things that you see in this post indeed pictures? Well, yes and no.

What I took was a video of this deer, and these are screen shots from the video. This time I remembered to get the video, but I forgot to get the pictures. And by the time I remembered them it was time for me to move on.

So now we have another episode of Rat TV, and you don't even have to go to Nature Center Magazine to watch it. You'll notice that there's some noise in the background of the video. That is the sound of the distant freeway. There are plenty of nature sounds when you're there, but on the video the freeway sounds seem to dominate all.

As I said in a previous post, I left this place before the deer did. I left the poor creature in peace so he could get his drink of water without worrying that I might be a predator ready to tear out his throat. In fact, I might shoot him, but only with my camera.

While I write this, Blogger has been doing some work on the draft version of the dashboard and all its parts. I'm hoping they're improving things, because they took away one feature I really liked, and there are a few new bugs that have been introduced. I'll be checking things out as soon as I'm done here. Let's hope things are more good than bad.

See ya next time.

Nature Center Magazine - Come over and give us a big nature hug! The Green Man has a strange look on his face.


  1. Oh my goodness, it just stood there and stare at you. It's pretty to see though.

  2. The last photo's lovely...He's really like staring and curious...

  3. Bloggr in draft is improving but I don't like the presentation now...It used to be better presenter.. I think sharper color (not so light) would help...

    what's the feature you like that they took away?

  4. Oh my gosh, it's so thin you can see it's ribs. I wonder if it was ill?

  5. oh, you had such a long eye to eye encounter, that's lovely.

  6. I would be so amazed by such a close encounter that I would forget to do anything except stand frozen to the spot.

  7. Wonderful sighting. Love the pictures and the video

  8. Both of you are now good friends.

    Can you recognize the deer the next time you see him?

  9. I am surprised that the deer didn't bolt. You do have a way of sneaking up on critters!
    Dang...that doe does look thin.

  10. Thank you all for your comments. I've been busy today with Nature Center Magazine, but I'll be visiting all of my favorite blogs soon.

    The feature I liked that they took away was on the dashboard. There was a way to keep your list of blogs in two different sections. If you had a test blog you could keep it separate from your main blog.

    That deer was kind of skinny, so maybe I might be able to recognize him.

  11. It is marvelous to have a camera of any sort out there . How many times have I wished I had one for just this sort of shot?

    This deer is more than thin . It is no wonder it is on the move. Probably looking for greener pastures or safer ones to fatten up before winter.

  12. What a joy to see this beautiful deer. You are so lucky to run into such lovely creatures and to capture them on film!

  13. So lovely to see animals in there natural must have been very quite so as not to spook it.