Posted in animal photography, deer, My trail walks

Determination

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A little bag of peanuts in my pocket attracted the attention of this hungry doe. It might be that she has a super-sniffer, or maybe she saw me drop a handful of peanuts into the top of the fence post. Either way, she knew there were tasty treats to be had, and she was determined to have her share.

As soon as I walked away from the fence, she wandered over and sidled up to the post. She quickly discovered she wasn’t tall enough to insert her pink tongue into the post far enough to reach the peanuts. But she tried…

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…and she  kept on trying.
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She was one determined doe, but unfortunately she was vertically challenged. No matter how hard she tried, the tasty treat was out of her reach.

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She didn’t get the peanuts this time, but one thing I know for sure, she’ll be back. Peanuts are apparently a highly valued snack food, and when she sees me the next time, she’ll remember. Maybe that time the peanut cache will be “topped off;” she will be able to reach it, and her determination will have a happier outcome. I’m betting on the doe.

See you soon!
Trail Walker

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11 thoughts on “Determination

    1. I was scarred for life a few years ago when a park ranger followed me down the trail to remind me it is illegal to feed the animals. He said, “I could arrest you. I won’t but some rangers will.” On another occasion we had put corn kernels on the ground for the deer, and a different ranger made my husband pick them all up. It’s not that way everywhere. In another local park (but a different park district) they encourage visitors to hand feed the birds and show them how. So mostly I just talk to the deer and birds and only feed surreptitiously.

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