Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh, deer me

On Monday's evening walk in the vineyard, I was greeted by this sight out toward end of our route. Callie was sniffing around some trees and did not see the deer right away. I was able to snap a few pictures before a car came by and scared it. Callie noticed the deer as soon as it moved and was off after it, but it was quickly into the adjacent woods and gone.

A chevreuil kept its eye on me while standing perfectly still before it bounded away to the left.

Luckily, Callie gives up the chase rather quickly and we were soon on our way. These chevreuils (roe deer) are common around here. The growers use electric fences and colored tape around their vineyard parcels in the spring to help keep the deer from nibbling the grape flowers, with mixed success.

9 comments:

  1. Lovely creature, but a nuisance for farmers.

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  2. we have deer in our backyard field (the field belongs to our neighbors). they ARE a nuisance.

    look at how big the grape vines are already!

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  3. What a lovely surprise to see on your walk.

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  4. Ahh the irresistable attraction of Roe Deer to canola flowers...It won't have touched the grape flowers with its favourite treat available nearby.

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  5. Sue would scoff at those Deer roadside signs - in all our travels, she'd never seen one.

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  6. Sun for you - and heavy rain here in the NW of Oregon for us. A day to stay inside, clean, and maybe cook! or bake - even better.
    Enjoy your good weather and the opportunity for the roofer to fix the leak.

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  7. A Sunday hunter would like a deer like this one. Buddy and Charlotte will be at Center court at Wimbleton Thursday, but they won't be seeing Nadal...

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  8. Why is when people see the word "deer", the first thing that comes to their warped minds is "kill it"?!?!?!?!?!

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  9. Hey, Starman- I didn't mean it that way, exactly. I'm on the deer's side, but was thinking from the hunter's viewpoint this time.

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