Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saskatchewan: The deer at Good Spirit Lake campgrounds.

The first set suddenly appeared in front of us the first morning while we were on a walk to look around the camp. We first saw a doe and fawn and then noticed there were three of each. The does were not as interested in us as the fawns were. The fawns were very curious about us.

The first Doe

The first Fawn

Two of the fawns trying to decide if they should follow the does.

Turning back to look one more time.

Giving me the stare-down. It actually started moving toward me.

But then it decided to bolt!

Just after lunch and just before we left to go to the beach, these two fawns were grazing right behind Glenn and Becky's clotheslines. The boys and I stood and watched them while everyone else got ready to go. They stayed under the bushes at first, but were very curious and came out to get a better look at us.

Walking to the restroom I came upon three yearlings. Two of them were very skittish and bolted at the sight of me. The other one kept grazing. The two skittish ones kept coming back and then racing away. The other one kept a wary eye on me, but stayed and let me follow her.

The first skittish one as it is about to bolt.

The other skittish one.

The one who let me follow her around.

Our last morning in camp I woke up wondering if I would see any deer. There were lots more people in the camp due to the weekend. I decided not to take my camera with me to the restroom. I got up and opened the door and it slammed against the motor home. As I started to step out, there she was standing right in our campsite watching me! I went back in and got the camera and she just stood there. She grazed a bit and watched me a bit and stayed for quite awhile.

Keeping a watchful eye on me.

Back to grazing until she saw Chris coming.

She was watching Chris coming back to the campsite.

Just as we were packing up to leave, she came back for one more visit.


Sue said...

Great pictures! And how nice that they came so close.

The Invisible Mo said...

Thanks, Sue! It was pretty cool how close they got. Not completely tame, but not running at the sight of us, either. (except those two yearlings)