The Bambi Effect

We regularly get deer in our back yard, sometimes as many as 10-12. Tonight we had both a red fox and several deer. Before I could get my camera together the fox had exited stage right, so I decided to shoot a few of the deer before the twilight disappeared.

When people see the deer in our yard, Bambi immediately comes to mind and it affects everthing they think about these creatures, including our concerns over deer ticks which have given several neighbors Lime disease. Those concerns are always dismissed with a wave of the hand and “But they’re so beautiful.”

They can be very beautiful, as you can see below. However, in the 23 years we have been here, from our limited observation (how many frequent our backyard), their numbers have tripled.

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