We see deer quite often wandering around, but this one looked like it had horns.
Sure enough, a buck walking up the driveway towards the house. He looked pretty big to me, at least compared to the does we usually see.
It is unusual to see a buck that close around here, and coming toward us. We’ve seen him a few times before – at least we assume it is the same one – but he has been very wary and always stayed at a distance. Alex had the great idea to shoot them with a paintball gun to mark them so we would know for sure if it was the same one or not. It probably would work, but I don’t think they would be anxious to come back very close. So we will just have to guess.
This time he strolled along for quite a ways and then wandered back into the woods by the side of the house.
After just a couple of minutes he disappeared from sight.
It did not seem to bother him that he was about 100 yards from our construction site (more on construction later) where men and equipment were working.