Staring fawn


Now is the season to watch fawns — and the season for fawns to stare back at us.

Deer stare at people, and, it seems, this practice starts at a fairly early age. As was discussed in staring contests, this probably results from a deer’s rather poor vision. The deer cannot quite tell if you are there or not, and if there, are you a threat? As it tries to figure this out, it just stares hoping to spot clues.

In tall grass, a white-tailed fawn just stands and stares at a passing human.

Oh well, caution advises departure.


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4 Responses to Staring fawn

  1. Allan Hobden says:

    ..oh `deer me..cute point and pics..

  2. Karen Pidcock says:

    THanks, Alistair. I enjoy watching the WT depart with their white flags flying!

  3. Christine Boyd says:

    Beautiful! Here we have visits from a doe and her two fawns. They are amazingly fast when they run around. It’s always a gift to see them.

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