Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist


Excuse the horrible photos, but they show today’s excitement….a buck.

This male white-tailed deer never came in closer for a clear shot.

A buck deep way back in the brush.... see it?

Maybe this photo, taken this past spring, is the same buck.

Maybe this pregnant doe was carrying his baby this past summer.




13 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Wow, what a rack of antlers. Nice try to get the photos, anyway. :-)

    November 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  2. Anonymous

    Great set of antlers there. I give you E for effort to try to get the pictures, Melissa. :-)

    November 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  3. Too elusive! I couldn’t find him in the second photo!!

    November 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    • melissakoski

      It’s easiest to look for the lighter colored horns. The light horns are what caught my eye initially. (:

      November 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      • Yes, found it with the horns! They are still to elusive :-) Good work (by both you and the deer) ;-)

        November 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

  4. melissakoski

    It was heading closer, but a neighbor started up a loud leaf blower. The buck didn’t run off, but sadly it didn’t drift any closer either.

    November 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  5. Amy

    Exciting!! Rare to see him during hunting season!!

    November 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

    • melissakoski

      And with the temps being SO warm…bet they’re hot with their winter fur!

      November 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

  6. I am Anonymous. I was trying to log in, and didn’t think my comments were getting through. Surprise, surprise. Anyway, your photos aren’t “horrible”. You just had nothing to work with. :-)

    November 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    • melissakoski

      Ha Bob that makes me laugh. I had asked my husband if he commented on my blog and he said, “What blog? Was I supposed to?” so I felt pretty sure it was you. (: Did you see your nice write up on Rev. Paul’s blog? Happy Sunday buddy!

      November 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    • melissakoski

      Also, I was tempted to go out and try to get closer, but just finished a run…and the wind was coming from behind me toward the deer. It would have been futile!

      November 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

  7. Yes, I did see the Rev’s blog and post. I subscribe to it, I read it immediately, but I was busy and was going to go back and thank him when I had a few more minutes to spend on a nice comment. Then I guess I had a brain fart. :-) I forgot about it until you just reminded me. So color me embarrassd. :-)

    BTW, I do think do make a great gang, too. :-)

    November 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

  8. One more thing. (I never know when to shut up :-)) I wish that people who comment as Anonymous would give a name. When I respond, I feel like I am talking to no one. :-)

    November 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm


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