March 16, 2014

A chilly bed.

A chilly bed. by ricmcarthur
A chilly bed., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
It has been a hard winter for humans and wildlife this year.
We don't normally see where the deer bed down for the night, usually it is back in the forest.

We are seeing them close to the cottage and I am guessing they are waiting for us to put out bird seed.
If they are first to the yard the get the seed, not other deer and certainly they don't leave much for the birds.

This doe was bedded down early in the morning right after the last big storm. There heavy outer coat seems to keep them dry.

Photo taken through the Wonderful Wildlife Window.

Odocoileus virginianus

Like a cow, the white-tailed deer’s stomach has four compartments. This allows food to be processed more efficiently and means that the deer can feed on things that other mammals cannot process.

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