Early morning deer sighting at the Squirrel Tree
June 22, 2017 2:59am CST
So I looked out the front window at 2:30 this morning before letting Scar out...something I normally do since I occasionally get skunks in the yard and I don't want him tangling with one...and had my second deer sighting of the year. There was a doe right out front at the Squirrel Tree. I was backlit by the hallway light I had turned on as I passed the switch and she saw me, but she didn't act real concerned about it, just looked at me through the window for a moment and then sauntered off. Of course, I don't have a photo...it's dark, and I didn't have the camera in my hands, and she didn't wait for me to go get it. But now I am wondering how many deer are actually roaming around in town unseen by people. Olney isn't huge, by any means...9,000 people...and I am a good half-mile inside the town, although the railroad tracks at the end of the yard have more of a rural feel to them than the town does, but still... That's my third deer this year after I had two young bucks show up at the end of the yard a few weeks ago. Still no possum or fox sightings in the yard, although I know they are around. Maybe I'll get lucky before the summer is over and see one of them too.
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@JolietJake In the town close to where we used to live they would do that in the "better" neighbourhoods on the out-skirts of town. And not too many homes are large enough for a deer or two to be roaming thru, so the homes would get trashed. They would always do a cull about the time that the deer were roaming around in town.
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I love to see deer come into our yard. However, I have seen none since our move last year. Our last home was near a wooded area and we often had deer in the back and side yard. We also had foxes, squirrels, bears, rabbits, possums, woodchucks, and on occasion a coyote.