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Deer games

Marty’s photo of the day #3056: I took this photo in my front yard a few seasons ago. I wonder if these fawns are now the adults that have figured out that our old dog, Lucy, is now incapable of keeping them out of our gardens. Some days I go outside, and am shocked at how close the deer graze next to Lucy. Then, when Lucy realizes I’m observing her, she’ll let loose with a few barks, the deer will politely move a few feet away, and for a moment life goes back into balance.

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