The black-tailed deer is a subspecies of the Mule Deer.
It’s nice to see the deer in such good health….and with a fawn too!
The fawn is a good sign that they are making a come-back after the plight of the deer mite. Read more here: http://www.jwildlifedis.org/content/40/4/670.full
I had fun watching the fawn trying to eat the apple.
She picked it up but quickly dropped it.
It reminded me of bobbing for apples in a barrel without being able to use your hands.
She’s making headway. I don’t know why mom didn’t want the other apple.
She’s a determined little thing though. I say “she” but I really don’t know.
One of the things I really love about workamping is staying in a place long enough to enjoy the wildlife. We are paying attention to their schedules (daily, weekly, seasonal). We know there is a cougar around but haven’t seen it yet – other than the glimpse in the fog a few weeks ago.
Since apples are ripening we are also watching for bear.