Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Running for no reason

My daughter was home sick (and I use the term loosely) and she noticed some white-tailed deer coming towards the house.


entering the scene….

surveying the yard

A female Eastern Bluebird in the foreground. A small herd of around 15 white-tailed deer. The deer stretched down the path about 50 yards.

the onset of panic

A few young deer panic and the herd sets off.

full retreat… there’s one in every crowd….

One of the deer missed the cue: run to the right.


8 responses

  1. How exciting to have this happen in your front yard! Great shots! The White-tailed Deer is the predominant deer in this part of Texas.


    March 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

    • melissakoski

      Are there any elk in Tx Bob? I love seeing the deer in the yard even when they eat my flower garden!

      March 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

  2. Mom

    Hope Leah is feeling better. Those Monday’s are rough!. Great adventure shots for her to see.

    March 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

    • melissakoski

      She was ready to go back today and with a smile. Their class has a goal to each read 300 minutes. I overheard her tell Jon she was hoping to “get them over with and out of the way”. xoxo

      March 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

  3. JLo

    I love the “one” in the crowd…you know he’d be the window licker for sure!! I look forward to your posts every morning, you are an amazing artist!

    March 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks JLo. (: That’s nice to read after ruining yet another batch of cookies intended for the new neighbors. I’m horrible in the kitchen!

      March 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  4. Wow thats quite a lot of deer how fun to shoot (with your camera of course) lol

    March 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

    • melissakoski

      My hubby’s friend always wants to come hunt out the back door. (:

      March 10, 2011 at 10:36 am


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