Red Deer River Naturalists

The Red Deer river Naturalists are a group dedicated to learning about and preserving natural history. They have regular programs with speakers and many field trips.


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Deer Herd in City

     I was surprised last night to bump into eleven mule deer right in the middle of the Sunnybrook subdivision in Red Deer. 

     I first ran into four deer. A doe and two fawns were grazing in somebody's  front yard. One deer stood in the middle of the little Close and didn't want to give up any ground. The three at the house didn't want to run by me into the forest. They ran up the street about a block and disappeared.

    I continued my walk toward where the deer disappeared. Before I got very far a herd of deer ran toward me but they had wisely chosen the opposite side of the street. They all high tailed it into the forest.

   We don't often see this many deer together in the city so it was a pleasant surprise. And so guess what? I didn't have my camera.

1 comment:

  1. It's a very interesting time of year when everything starts coming back. Have two Merlins in the area. I'm not sure if it's two males fighting or male and female. Thanks for visiting Natural Wise.