Sunday, May 21, 2006

Golf Course Wildlife

And again, Carol goes shooting (with her digital camera!)

First we have the ubiquitous squirrel. (Ubiquitous is a good word to add to your vocabulary. Look it up if you're not sure.)

Then we found... But wait! What kind of creature is this? Can you tell?

Well, Let's see the whole thing!

Awwwww! It's a fawn!

I know you can't tell from these photos just how small this guy is, but believe me when I say he is TINY! He's probably just one or two days old! He let us get unbelievably close and didn't look the least bit nervous or frightened. I was tempted to go over and put my hand in the picture so you'd get some size perspective, but I didn't want to spook the little guy. He probably would have let us pet him, but we worried that his mom might not like that smell on him.

Here's another shot of him:

Then Carol changed angles and managed to catch him (her?) looking at the camera.

Is that cute? Yes, you KNOW that's cute!


Robin said...

Wow! What a fabulous opportunity for you to see a fawn so close! (I am a bit of a wildlife nut so this really excites me!)

And yes, ubiquitous is a great word. I also like the word exacerbate. However, my ubiquitous use of it exacerbates my husband's ire. :)

Karyn Lyndon said...

Yes,'s's CUTE those spots!

robotjam said...

Duke you lucky man, finding creatures like this I think is pretty special.

Hey I left a sensible comment !!

I'm begginging to see why golf is better than snooker, you'd never see a fawn/squirrel/long necked bird on a snooker table.

Emmy Ellis said...

Oh oh oh!

I've fallen in love with that fawn. It looks so cuddly!

How beautiful!


Candace said...

Awwww. What a little sweetie!
(Hey, John - I just noticed that you're still listing Lantz as your agent in the Romantic Ramblings' banner.)

kenju said...

Cute, and sweet and precious! You were lucky to see him so closely.

Charli Cole said...

Very adorable.

Hope you're well, John.

Wishing you the best.

Chat you up later, luv.

Candace said...

I double-dog dare any squirrel to come into MY yard!