Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Lunch with a Deer Friend

on August 20, 2015

This summer has brought more than its usual number of beautiful visitors to our yard – loads of different hummingbirds…

hummingbird 8.15 2

…some butterflies and HUGE moths…

This is actually called a HUMMINGBIRD MOTH!!

This is actually called a HUMMINGBIRD MOTH!!

…and dragonflies like this guy, who actually patrols the yard with his huge buddies, going back and forth for hours like flying soldiers. (Does anyone know why they do this??) This smaller one finally went AWOL and took a break:

dragonfly 1

But the real treat this week was this majestic guy, who stayed for at least ten minutes lunching onΒ all the fallen crab apples. I hope he bookmarks our yard in his GPS and comes back again! πŸ˜€

What a beauty!

What a beauty!

Loving those antlers!

Loving those antlers!

You can see the green apple in the back of his mouth! He'd bite down, half would fly out, he'd eat the other half, then go back for the rest. So cool!

You can see the green apple in the back of his mouth! He’d bite down, half would fly out, he’d eat the other half, then go back for the rest. So cool!

Once he'd finished every last apple on the ground, he gracefully took off and looked for more fertile fields.

Once he’d finished every last apple on the ground, he gracefully took off and looked for more fertile fields.

But the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, and he found no apples there. So he planned his strategy and took off like a rocket.

But the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, and he found no apples there. So he planned his strategy and took off like a rocket.

And what was Daisy doing?

I don't have to hunt for apples, I have my dinner delivered, thank you. zzzzzZZZZZ

I don’t have to hunt for apples, I have my dinner delivered, thank you. zzzzzZZZZZ

We’re part of the Thursday Barks and Bytes blog hop!

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24 responses to “Lunch with a Deer Friend

  1. what delightful shots! They are such beautiful animals!
    DakotasDen

  2. Me says:

    Those are some of the coolest photos I have ever seen, especially the apple in the deer’s mouth – AWESOME!

    We walk some dogs along the canal and there are some beautifully bright (and large) dragonflies. The neon blue ones are my favourites πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks so much! I couldn’t get over how he’d maneuver each apple in his mouth until he could bite it in half – the other half shot a few feet away! But he’d always walk over and finish it before starting on a new one. I saw one of those gorgeous neon blue dragonflies while hiking in the woods once. The ones we get in our yard aren’t nearly as colorful.

  3. Mary says:

    That’s awesome. What a fun treat.

  4. That is a big deer in your yard. Stay out of his way come the rut. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for joining the hop!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      There were originally two of them, but the female took off pretty quickly. He watched her run off but didn’t move, like he was saying, “Are you crazy? There’s a full buffet here!” πŸ™‚

  5. Daisy you adorable sweetie! Nice looking young buck too!

  6. Barb says:

    Isn’t nature just wonderful? It gives us so much pleasure and having the deer come into your yard pinching apples was the crowning glory!
    I was wondering where Daisy was whilst all this was going on, she’s usually peer out out the window protecting her yard from invaders – but that last pic explains it all….classic!

  7. Debra says:

    It’s wonderful to see your garden so alive! Where we live there is little to no chance we’ll ever have a deer come to visit, but I have friends not far away who do and I’ve been in their homes when the unexpected visitor makes his or her appearance, and each time it’s as though all else stops! How can you do anything but completely admire the gracefulness and beauty of a deer. And your other much smaller visitors are wonderful, too. I love the hummingbird. He’s totally unlike any I’ve seen. But I’m sorry Daisy was so tuned out to all the garden excitement. I’ll bet she actually knew all about it and wasn’t about to let you know she was interested. πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Haha that sounds like Daisy! πŸ˜‰ The same thing happens here with us – a different type of hummingbird, a deer, or any unusual bird or animal comes into the yard and everyone stops to admire it…while I’m running for the camera. πŸ˜€

  8. Jan K says:

    What great sightings! We have a doe and two fawns that come around, but I know my hubby would love to see a buck with some horns for a change!
    It doesn’t help that we have two hound dogs (well, one part hound dog) who sniff the poor deer out before they can even get close enough for us to see them. If the windows are open, they’ll smell them and start barking.

  9. kolytyi says:

    OMG, I think I’d buy the whole stock of the nearest greengrocer’s and spread the fruits and veggies on the lawn!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      HAHA I know what you mean! There will be loads of apples for them through September, so I hope they come back during the day again. Usually they only come after dark, so this was a real treat for me. πŸ™‚

  10. That’s so cool! Living in Australia, we’ve only ever had the odd snake (yuck!) or koala behind the back fence! Hopefully this gorgeous guy visits you again!

  11. Misaki says:

    Can’t believe that Bambi came to visit you. So cool!

  12. Where I live, we see more deer than squirrels. And they eat everything. Everything! They don’t read the books about which plants are “deerproof.” Plus they leave deer poo that the dogs think are tasty treats. That said, I still like deer. So we put up a deer fence to keep them out of the back yard. We can watch them, and they can watch us. But the dogs don’t have access to deer poo and the deer don’t have access to my flowers.
    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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