Saturday, June 26, 2010

Siblings

10:37 AM, Temp 57.6° F, Dew Point 51.5° F, Barometer 30.15 in, Wind SW 4 mph, Humidity 80%

Columbian Black-tailed Deer
  
These are Columbian Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus), no doubt stopping by to prune my Rugosas.  I believe this pair is brother and sister born two years ago.  When I see does with fawns, there are usually two youngsters.  The pairs will continue to hang out together for a couple of years.  Notice the antler buds sprouting from the gentleman on the right. 

When I purchased this property, a trail led from the road to the beach.  It turned out to be a deer trail.  After 23 years, the deer continue to follow the exact route of that trail.  This pair is right on track and probably headed to the beach for a little salt.

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