Sharing the Trail

The doe was feeding along the edge of the trail, about 40 or 50 meters ahead of me. As she was about to disappear into the thick brush, I bleated like a fawn to get her attention. She turned and paused – just long enough for a snapshot.


Photo by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.


6 thoughts on “Sharing the Trail

    • No longer following? True, if you mean nursing (although a tiny button buck fawn was seen nursing here a few days ago; probably a late birth). The family unit is a very strong bond (of females) that often consists of 3 generations – matriarch, yearling(s) and fawns.

    • Thanks Gunta! Yes, for 30+ years. A bleat (there are several variations) will stop almost any deer almost anytime, regardless of sex or age. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, personality of the deer, etc. a bleat will bring a deer in from a considerable distance. People in this area eat, sleep and drink deer behavior and some of my friends are much better at unaided vocalizations than me (I think I’m tone deaf).

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