At my in-laws place on Block Island there are lots of deer around the property. One weekend trip in the Spring a doe and her two fawns were seen quite frequently (and captured on camera). The fawns in particular were very curious anddidn’t run – even when I got fairly close with the camera! In these photos, my wife, Gina, and I were getting closer to the fawns for me to take another picture. Gina ducked behind a tree so the fawns wouldn’t get scared and I would be able to get closer still. One of them noticed Gina’s disappearing act and decided to search her out. He moved to the other side of the tree and started looking for her. He stared at her as of if say…“Found you! Now let’s play!” Later, he picked up a feather and was just holding it in his mouth and twirling it! It’s amazing to watch them when they are so young – very curious and just everything fascinates them!
I did manage to get alot more shots, some were even good enough to publish.
In our trip later that Fall, the fawns were much older and, we noticed, not as curious and more wary of us. One of them even began to challenge me as seen in the Fall picture. That’s good that they were getting more cautious! Hunting season was approaching and we wanted them to be safe and healthy! We’ll be back to Block Island in early Spring looking for the deer again!