An Unusual Visitor
Yesterday I was in the garage and happened to come to the door to see our little puppy, Shadow, running out of the side yard through the gate. A moment later, I saw a young fawn, with white spots on its side, running just as fast as our puppy, in another direction.
I quieted Shadow, who had startled our visitor, and looked to see if the fawn was trapped in our tiny yard, but discovered he had already jumped the other fence and was in the alley behind the garage. He was thinking about returning and jumping back to where he came from but I clapped my hands to direct him to a nearby meadow. I was afraid he would be injured on the fence.
The houses are very close together and fenced in so we have lots of plants and flowers in our little yard that is protected from the buffet the deer would enjoy. A nearby wooded area provides a refuge for wild animals such as; deer, foxes, squirrels, rabbits, turtles and snakes, but I have not walked into their woods because I am afraid of snakes. Are you?
It was very unusual to see a baby deer in our tiny yard and I wondered where the mother was? Upon investigation, I did not find her but I did see my tomato plant outside of the fence totally stripped of foliage. Can you guess who ate the leaves before jumping into and out of our yard? Another mystery to me is how that tiny deer had the strength and wisdom to jump over two fences so quickly?
This was quite an exciting story that I could share with my husband when he returned from his morning jog around the village. Now we know that a "Bambi" lives where we live. There is always something new and interesting here.