Watching the Watcher

Squirrel watching a little deer - Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4753)
Goodfellow, Texas
May 6, 2017 4:41pm CST
Watching the Watcher - Having charged the batteries on the little mobility scooter, I took off down the trail to see what was there to be seen today. Turns out the critters were evidently into the same way of thinking. They were out there to watch each other and to keep a sharp eye on me at the same time. I had the feeling that today was going to be a pretty good day for critter-watching. It was. I spotted a little squirrel who was watching a little deer. The deer had ventured out of the forest during daylight hours -quite unusual. Deer like to stay in the forest clearings while the sun is shining, but this little guy had not learned that yet. He'll get the message sooner or later. For now, he could not jump over the wooden fence and so he skeedaddled back into his forest hideaway. The squirrel does not much care if people (like me) are watching it, but it seemed to be a wee bit nervous about that deer. Probably the squirrel did not understand that little deer (or big deer, either one) do not climb trees. Image: Squirrel watching a little deer - Gus Kilthau
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@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
6 May 17
It is so nice watching the antics of animals. I have some in my backyard and it is always engaging
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@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
6 May 17
@Freelanzer - Right on, I like watching the antics of critter animals and not so much the human animals. -Gus-
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• Canada
6 May 17
@Ceerios Let's face it the animals are way more interesting
@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 May 17
I don't ever expect anyone to believe me but I saw a baby rabbit and a joey kangaroo touch noses once. They were curious about each other too and unafraid.
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@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
11 May 17
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - I believe you about the rabbit and the kangaroo touching noses. Critters know stuff. -Gus-
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@Hannihar (42069)
2 Feb
Would the deer hurt the squirrel?