Aug 21-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: August: Aug 21-10
Mom and the kids    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Fawns at play    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Mom in charge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons
Time to go    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Deb Simons

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 08:26 am:

Most people have to take a ride out to the less populated areas of the Keweenaw to catch a glimpse of deer in the wild. But Deb Simons, her hubby Ron and her Mom, June, recently were treated to several early morning visits from this doe and her spotted twin fawns, right in the comfort of her Mom's back yard in Lake Linden. Deb said that the trio came in to feast on the apples from the tree there and weren't scared off by the humans on the deck snapping pictures left and right of them. You can tell though, that the four-legged Mom was keeping a close eye on things, while her little ones had a grand time romping around in between bites. All this, right in our own back yards... we do live in paradise!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 08:38 am:

In the right place at the right time. And with camera in hand. Great photos Deb.The best things in life are free. We just need to be alert and aware.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 08:57 am:

Now, if we can find a way to keep them from crossing in front of motor vehicles.

By FJL (Langoman) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 09:09 am:

The way to do that is to shoot them first.......

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 09:12 am:

Lay on your horn when you see deer on the side of the road...where there's KNOW there's more...and the horn scares them back into the EVERY TIME!!!

FABULOUS pictures....I LOVE watching Nature!

Got some pics forwarded from RCW that had a black fawn...and showed them to a coworker, who sent me a link...little babe was born in Colorado:

Darling little thing....but they all fun to watch! Esp our little polka dotted babes in our backyards! Awesome stuff!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 09:15 am:

Thomas, there are jobs provided by deer-hits thankfully.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 09:36 am:

I have a friend that moved to Anchorage Alaska. She said "You know how there's deer hit 'down there' all the time? Well, it's MOOSE up here, and when you hit a stops traffic".... a weird glad it's deer.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:00 am:

Oh, these bring me back to my evenings and mornings out on the deck in my mom's back yard. You never knew if they were going to come closer to dusk or dawn. I'm just glad I was out there 3 of the times they came. The first time I wasn't prepared with my camera. After that, I was never on the deck without my camera. They are so much fun to watch. And it was unbelievable how mom wasn't afraid of us. The neighbor has bonfires at night, and she said mom came within 10 feet of them at times, just chomping away at the apples in the yards. It was great fun!

Thanks, Mary, for sharing my photos!!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:01 am:

Those are great pictures of them, I think that might be the group I saw Thursday walking the trail with the dog. We were able to watch them for a few minutes before they got spooked.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:08 am:

Last year at the LAKE ERIE METROPARK there was a mom with triplets, this year there is mom with twins as in your great pictures today. I read in the early 1900's there were 6 million deer in the U.S. and now there is estimated 100 million of them??

By Paul H. Meier (Paul) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:54 am:

We've got plenty of fat corn fed ones down here. They are often in the yard at dawn and dusk. There was a doe and triplets here last year, but this year there are mostly single fawns. They must be cutting back due to the recession.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 11:45 am:

They had triplets last year, but we were unable to get a picture of them. We were so sad. That's pretty rare. Then on our way back to MN, we also saw a mom with triplets between Bruce Crossing and Bergland. We couldn't believe it!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 01:59 pm:

Great Pic's!

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 03:26 pm:

One year, I was blessed to see "The Trips" regularly...and they LOVED grapes!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 04:42 pm:

Oh my dear, there are dear everywhere.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 04:43 pm:

I meant deer. It was to late to go back in and change it ;O)

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 07:00 pm:

Yep, there are deer everywhere. Too many, in fact. The population is growing, not good---a lot of deer starving to death. Now they have another predator, the cougar. :(

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:00 pm:


By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 11:56 pm:

FJL- I hope he has horns and is at least 2 or more years old!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 12:02 am:

I've never seen a cougar with horns. Is it related to a jackelope ?

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 05:46 am:

When we lived in Auburn Hills, there was a road near Chrysler Headquarters, that had a lot of deer. Use to take cut up apples to take out there to feed them. They never came up to you, but they ate what you through out to them once you drove away. Then further down was a pond with geese, ducks and swans and when they had babies-it was fun to watch them.
As a kid We use to go to Belle Isle and drive through the woods and look for the deer, now they are fenced off in a place where you walk through to see them.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 08:06 am:

My oldest son saw a cougar Thursday night when he was driving on M-69 in the Crystal Forest State Forest, I think it was. He was on his way up to Houghton from Escanaba. I asked him if he got a picture of it, and he said that he was in too big a hurry to get away from it! He is usually intrigued by wildlife, but he just wanted to be away from that huge cougar thing!

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