May 23 – The Herd

We have a herd of about 10 deer that meander through the property every few days. They have eaten almost all the bitterbrush and sticky leaf ceanothus bushes, and most of the manzanita leaves over the years,  but seem to leave the squaw currant alone.

The matriarch doe chewing her cud.

The matriarch doe chewing her cud. Her winter coat is being shed.

A pair of sibling yearlings, one has the velvet covered antlers of a buck.

A pair of sibling yearlings, one has the velvet covered antlers of a buck.

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