A Porch of My Own

A Porch of My Own

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dancing Fawns

We have been watching several whitetail fawns at our place. There is a set of twins and some single fawns. They have grown rapidly over the summer and you can see the change in their behavior as they get older. They stray further from their moms and they are learning the cautious ways that they will need to survive.

In spite of this cautiousness they are acquiring, they seem very at home in the field near us and come to the water troughs to drink and to the longhorns' feed buckets to see if there are any tidbits left to nibble on. It has been a terribly dry August and there is not much for the deer to eat.

This picture was taken with a wildlife camera mounted near the deer feeders and shows two fawns that appear to be boxing. Or, as my sister Jackie says, maybe dancing! 

"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good."  ~Edwin Denby

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