Eastern White-tailed Deer Faun

Photograph taken by on Friday, June 09, 2023
Eastern White-tailed Deer Faun (Odocoileus virginianus)

Eastern White-tailed Deer Faun (Odocoileus virginianus)

I spent much of the day with our good friends Maureen and Bob, attending a graduation ceremony from an internship program honoring, among others, their daughter Julia. That was really a lot of fun and although I took a few pictures of them all, I’ve decided to post this, instead.

Cathy had been out in the yard today, weeding and digging in a large garden bed, when all of a sudden, a faun sprung up and ran away. She was startled and surprised, as I suppose was the faun. She was telling me about it as we walked around the yard, looking at the things in bloom and what she had done, when we noticed that the faun was back. It is an eastern white-tailed deer faun (Odocoileus virginianus) and is really cute.

We aren’t generally happy about deer in the yard and garden, but I went and got my camera to get a few photos. As I’m posting this after the fact, I can tell you the faun was back the next day with its mother. The faun was running and jumping all around the yard, having a really good time just cavorting. But we encouraged them to move on and eat someone else’s garden.

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