This week saw my neighbor’s fenced-in yard as a snowy overnight sanctuary for a small herd of deer.
Status Quo! Content between walking around, relaxing and sleeping.
One deer always remained outside the sanctuary, all night and morning, almost as a guard. They remained until early afternoon each day before hopping over the fence for their daily parade for food through the back-woods.
Yesterday, things were dramatically different! All the deer were gone, replaced by “Foxtrot Tangle!”
But was it the nearby Gray Squirrel who REALLY felt threatened?
First reaction: hide head in snow!
“Ohhhh! He still sees me!”
“I’ll just hide here on the other side of the tree!”
You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In time frame, this is exactly as it happened, except the deer images were taken one day prior. But on this actual day, the deer were there an hour before I noticed their absence, replaced by the fox. The fox` and the squirrel (outside the fenced area,) were photographed in quick succession actually looking towards each other, at a distance of about 25 yards.
As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂