Winter grazing


Grazing herbivores regularly battle snow, which limits their winter access to the grass below. They paw at the snow with hooves to open a hole and then stick their heads down and feed. I had not noticed White-tailed Deer grazing this way before I captured this scene. 

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3 Responses to Winter grazing

  1. Claire says:

    They do look well fed. But I do think they should have a guard posted or they could become the meal.

    • Alistair says:

      Claire, their heads bobbed up regularly. Indeed, it was a challenge to manage a shot with all heads down. They were well aware of their surroundings even to the point of monitoring the rather distant me. It would take one wily coyote to sneak up on them in the centre of an open field of snow.

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