What’s This Deer in My Maine Backyard Looking at? Blink and You’ll Miss It
I've often shared videos this summer of deer constantly in my backyard. They've always been around every summer, but this year they're out there a lot since. Trying to squeeze a busy schedule to find free time when it's not raining to mow the lawn has been a challenge. The tall, unmowed grass in my backyard is good eating for the deer right now. I'll get it I swear.
They really aren't afraid of me when they see me. I've driven home late at night, pulled in the driveway as my headlights lit up the backyard and there they are. Just going about their business after I've turned night into day for them. I even get out of the car and walk inside and they don't bat an eye.
On Thursday of this week, I walked into the bathroom and there was one of the mother deer standing no more than six feet away from the bathroom window. So I quietly grabbed my phone and shot some video of her as she grazed on my long, tall, unmowed grass.
Then she suddenly perked up her head and walked away from the window, looking toward the woods on the left side of the house. I wondered what she was looking for when quickly and suddenly it was revealed to me.
Her fawn, who has grown up over the summer and lost its spots, suddenly darts out of the woods with leaps and bounds over the lawn and jumps over bushes and down the hill out of sight.
Maybe this is a good excuse not to mow the lawn.