Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dueling Deer

The boys are now practicing their fighting skills, though a few of the younger ones are sporting hematomas and painful poke marks on their flanks (which is awful)...poor little teenagers! Thankfully, the fawns are only gently pushed away from desired corn piles. Sunday was so pretty at the farm. The lighting was perfect, I could have stayed out there all day.
Fawns are always weary of the cats, staring and stomping... slowly approaching as though a tiny cat is going to eat them!
Beautiful Callie perched on a fence post...staying away from her ex-boyfriend...Daddy Cat!

The only negative moment was discovering a poor victim of big Daddy Cat's prowess. It is surprising that as fat as he is, he can outwit a chipmunk, but then again, this was a very fat chipmunk, the largest I have seen...hmmm, maybe it is the corn!

20 comments:

lisa said...

Those shots of the deer are amazing! I wish I could see deer like that! Poor chipmunk, they are the cutest things! Take care and glad to hear from you!

Andora said...

good shots of the deer..I love to watch them,and like you I can stay outdoors all day and just watch the animals...and the cat I know what you mean,I have saved quite a few chipmunks from our cat,I help them escape while the cat is playing with them before the big finale....

clairz said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Teri Conroy said...

This is so wonderful and beautiful and excellent! Is there a way to share the photos and information with school children? This is education at it's best.

JC said...

Great photos of your deer

Over the weekend, we had a deer in our back yard .. at our beach place. The dog barking made it go away but not before I took a photo.

~Tonia said...

Love the pics of the deer!! I am missing our cats!!

jrosey said...

Aw, your deer are so pretty! How cool that you get to be so close to them. Poor little chipmunk! My cat is quite the little hunter too.

Kathleen Coy said...

I always love looking at your deer photos! :-)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I always love you deer pictures!! It amazes me how much they trust you!! Gotta admit that little chipmunk might've been cute!! :(

Rural Rambler said...

Kritter Keeper everytime I come here to visit I am overwhelmed with the beauty of your farm. The pictures of the deer are great captures and I love the second photo and the one with the kitty in the sit position giving the two dear the stare down! Bottom capture takes my breath away!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful shots of the deer! Poor widdle chipmunk though :-( Such is the circle of life. Your cats are just gorgeous too! I always enjoy my visits here. -Tammy

Steph said...

The only deer we ever see are the ones eating our peanuts! lol

Laurie said...

Great photos as always. I just love seeing the deer, they are just too cute.

Anne Marie said...

the wildlife abounds there! literally!!

we had coyotes in our back prairie last night!

dog trot farm said...

Your farmland and animals are just so lovely. I wish I could visit! It has become cold here, tomorrow I am placing the heat lamps in the girl's coop. Winter is on it's way.

Paul said...

Those are some awesome deer pics! Do you think the kitty is thinking larger prey, heh heh!

Julia said...

You are blessed Deer!!!! Those deer are wonderful to watch I am thinking. And the cat standoff picture is great.

Pony Girl said...

Great shots of the sparring deer! What a beautiful day. I used to have a pet chipmunk just like that poor lost soul....my cat injured it as a baby and we rescued it. I kept him for several years in a hutch my father built. Kind of random, but I loved all kinds of woodland critters when I was a child! ;)

Leslie said...

Your farm is beautiful!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

if I didn't know better...I would think you have a deer ranch!