"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Awww Monday September 16, 2018

2018 Photo Project
Photo #226
 
Three days ago this lovely 2 point buck was
lounging in the sunshine near our fenced
vegetable garden with his harem and fawns
close by....
 
 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #227
 
The next day I saw him under our bird feeder
drinking water, but not in good shape.
We think he'd been hit by a car as his left
antler was broken off and his right leg was
broken around the ankle region. It was
awful to see and there was nothing we could
do for him. After drinking a lot of water he
stumbled off, stopping to eat acorns along the way.
Since then we haven't seen him and we have to
assume he is probably dead. It makes us so sad to see
 this and we hope he isn't out there still suffering.     
Meanwhile his family is hanging outside our
home keeping each other company.
We love our deer.
 
 
2018 Photo Project
Photo #228
 
Thanks Sandee for Awww Monday.
~~~~~

9 comments:

Brian said...

They are so beautiful, but dang that's sad.

messymimi said...

Such lovely neighbors. It's so sad when one gets injured or killed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's really sad.

stevebethere said...

Love the way hes looking straight at you in the first on and the other one too in that last one haha!

Have a bucktastic week :-)

DrillerAA09 said...

I do miss our home in the woods with the deer and other wildlife to watch and photograph. It is sad to see them injured although he may have picked a fight with a much more mature buck and lost.

Sandee said...

Oh so sad. I hope he's not suffering somewhere either. I too love the deer.

Have a happy Awww Monday. Big hug to you and Russell and tons of lovies to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

CRYSTAL, TIGGER & DAISY MAE said...

That a lot of Awww. I love seeing deer.

pilch92 said...

That is so sad, poor guy.

Unknown said...

Oh, that's very sad about the stag! I've often seen deer walking through the woods with their fawns but never a stag.
Mary (Cactus Catz)