I had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with friends and family. On the morning of Thanksgiving, we had 8 uninvited guests snooping around the backyard. Some how I doubt that they were there for turkey. Although deer commonly wonder among neighborhoods in this particular area, I was shocked to see so many huge deer 30 – 40 feet away from me, in the back yard! I grabbed my camera and shot a few quick photos before the dogs were let out to keep them from eating the flower bushes.
The next few images are from the front yard. I did not get a look at the small buck that did the damage. However, I wanted to get some photos to share. I did not grow up with deer running through my backyard and I was surprised to see that this buck would rub a tree right in front of a house! I hope that the little tree makes it this spring.
All Images © 2013 L.J. Hancock