Local White Tail Deer- Mule Deer
Here in Oregon it is not unusual to have Deer in our yards and around town. I have been watching the local Herd and noticed one Doe that had a broken leg. She seemed to be keeping up with her herd, but her leg below the knee was dangling. She disappeared for several days and I thought the worst, "Who Wouldn't" However I caught sight of her and even with the damage She was still with the herd. I was amazed, and felt sad that I couldn't attend to her injury. After a week or so I noticed that the broken portion had twisted up and soon it fell off.
She healed and has been around ever since. She has even had two beautiful Fawns! I am amazed that these animals are so hardy, and I can't even Imagine having a person have this happen, no medications, and no aid whatsoever.
I have pictures of her in my yard, and she still lives here. Along with the rest of the herd. They use my little backyard as a Nursery, and I have seen several new Fawns parked there by Mom, while she gets out for food, many of the Locals feed her, and the Herd as well. Sometimes it's voluntary, sometimes they eat your flowers. People have no idea what to leave out, and if the Deer like it, it's gone in short order. We have to put hardware cloth around small trees and tall fencing around anything we want to keep, otherwise it's Deer food.
Deer are just really pretty goats, as I have said to the new gardeners in town, and one Gal I told that to, said "I was right". She moved her potted plants in and out daily, only to have the Deer sneak in and dine on her plants while she was on the phone one day.
Take note, in the pictures provided, that the rear leg is way too short to be normal. Yet there She is, with both her "Kids"
Truly amazing animals, Deer are so tough, I never would have imagined. XManIII.
From XManIII Jun 1 2014 2:35PM