Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 23rd June, 2019)
Deer in my Garden
Well caught, Thomas.
How lovely. Tom! Thankyou for sharing it with us.
What a surprise
What a lovely little creature to have in your garden Tom..and what a nice garden you have. you appear to live in a idyllic spot for wildlife...and thank you.
Must have jumped the hedge, unless the back gate was left unlocked. Anyway Tom it's a long,long way from McCormack St!
How did it get into your garden Tom, the garden looks pretty impenetrable ?
I hope for your pleasure it had stayed around for quite a while, Tom.
Lucky to see these on such open ground in broad daylight. I usually see them lurking across the field on the edge of the woods this time of year. Well caught
They can jump 6 feet from a standing start
Beautiful creature !What a lovely surprise for you.
Go on Tom, get a game of footie going or should I get mi dad?
I’ve got this song in my head now and I can’t get rid of it.
The hunter did a shooting go
And under his coat he carried a bow
All for to shoot at a merry little doe
Among the leaves so green-O
Tell me i’m not the only one who had this song inflicted on him in Primary School.
Veronica it may well have jumped the hedge , I understand deer are able to reach quite a hight , How right you are there was no chance of seeing much wildlife in our beloved Scholes , the nearest we got were the ducks in Wigan Park !
Philip G, it stayed for maybe 5/6 minutes it didn't seem distressed it was eating foliage. I went get my camera ( this was taken with my i pad ) when I returned it had gone in the same way it arrived, it reminded of the Kit Kat advert ,when the photographer turned his back out came the polo bears .
Tom. Thanks for your kind response. And you'd done quite well in having this deer munching in your garden for a good five minutes - A great little moment for you.
I like your garden too - Aubretia tumbling from your rockery next Spring, perhaps (?).
I agree it's a wonderful garden - and all the space over the hedge at the back - what a spectacular view...
And Tom's deer shows subtle signs of being a right-footer. Goal!
Apart from dogs and cats Tom. You would often see dead cats in the street as well. - probably knocked down with Mr Humphrey's horse and cart from the top of Belvoir St. He didn't half shift that cart over the cobblestones! He wore a trilby and he would whip his horse. He just looked like Gabby Heyes. I remember all the dog's names in the street as I never had a dog. One going by the name of Cocoa Jackson who bit my ankle one time! Happy days indeed!
Tom this is such a wonderful sight to behold .