Saturday, August 23, 2008

Unlikely Friends

This young deer (I think it's a buck, but it is difficult to tell from this photo) has been seen a lot lately in the company of a large flock of wild turkeys. Here they are eating the drops from one of our apple trees, just as the sun was setting. This seems to be part of their daily travel route.

I wonder why he has chosen the turkeys as friends. Is it because they know where to find food? or because they raise such an alarm at any remote sign of danger? Where is his mother/siblings--deer usually travel in family groups, so why is he alone?

3 comments:

tipper said...

Maybe he thinks he's a turkey.

Tracey said...

I love hearing about unexpected animal friends :)

Granny Sue said...

Ha! Tipper you may be right! Thanks for the laugh.

I just like seeing them together.

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