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Sunday, January 12, 2014


Today, a doe and her youngster came to browse in the nearby brush as well as to check the bird feeders.  The youngster stayed hidden, but the doe was much bolder.  I have seen these two deer before - in the summer when the youngster was just a fawn and lately when they've both been browsing on the hillside.

A doe eats Serviceberry twigs

 while her youngster browses between the trees.

This additional photo shows that the doe is probably pregnant.

The gestation period for Mule Deer is about 210 days with the birth of possibly two fawns occurring sometime in May.