This Whitetail doe was meandering along in the burn area of the Copper King fire with her head down, sniffing the ground. I suspect she was searching for a favorite trail that no longer exists. The photo was taken in the northeastern part of the burn, along USFS road 887 about three miles up Todd Creek.
One of the local whitetail does, whom we call “Lazy Z” because she has on her left side a small scar that looks like a letter Z tipped on its side, has a set of twins. Several times now she has left them for us to babysit for a couple hours while she has business somewhere else. They stay in a patch of clover that we let grow tall just outside out kitchen window. These photos are of one of them today in the clover patch waiting for mom to return.
Tomorrow the ‘puter is going in for a tune-up and I will be off the air for a few days (or less with any luck). Finally ran into a problem I can’t fix myself so now it’s up to the Apple specialists at the Geek Squad. While I will miss the online world and all of my friends there our back yard visitors will provide plenty of entertainment.
Something nice about living away from the cities is the quality of those who visit, like these who visited today. The little Whitetail was born last summer, possibly in the small canyon off to the side of our house. The turkeys (and eight of their friends) have been daily visitors all winter. These aren’t great photos, but they were taken from our back door while we waited for the wildlife to mosey on up the hill so we could go out without frightening them.