Sunday, December 27, 2009


Since the snow, I've seen LOTS more deer about for this time of year. Pairs of does in wooded areas near the roads. Not even half spooked. Healthy looking. Big. Fattish.

Except for trudging through the icy whitestuff, tracking one would be SO easy nowadays.

I wonder if I am just noticing more deer lately or if there are more. Probably a bit of both.

Their coats seemed darker than earlier in the season. More brown. I guess that could be a survival coloration for winter. They match the tree trunk color better and darker means more absorption of the sun's radiation in the cold winter months.

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