Deer, ducks, mud, & leaps


Two white-tailed deer stopped by in the predawn light and entranced me with a display of leaping.

First, one deer needed to greet the new day with some matutinal micturition. 

They then began to leap. At first, I thought maybe they were just frolicking. Apparently not.

Possibly they were harassing the mallards. No, the ducks were of scant interest.

The leaps carried on. When I looked at the pictures, I realized they were reacting to sinking into the mud revealed at low water. A deer would get stuck in the mud, panic, and leap. 

“OK, I think the time has come for us to move along the shore.”


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4 Responses to Deer, ducks, mud, & leaps

  1. The Walrus says:

    With this nod to Lewis Carroll, obviously, you had oysters for dinner.

  2. Colleen says:

    You captured the morning light as well as the deer perfectly. Thank you!

  3. Mary Williams says:

    I loved the kiss at the end!

  4. Karen Pidcock says:

    Lovely playfulness to catch my attention! Thanks!!

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