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Wary deer

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Deer Staring 9521

The scattered canyons and woods in my hilly northwestern part of Austin are home to many white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. On July 24th, when I drove over to park on Harrogate Dr. to visit an adjacent waterfall, I spotted this deer, which also spotted me and kept staring warily. I was too busy trying to get a decent picture to notice at the time that some sunlight came through the deer’s upraised ears and created a reddish cast in them that the shaded tree trunks in the background further enhanced.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 27, 2014 at 4:20 AM

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