UPDATE THIS MORNING: I’m thinking the doe was protecting her then injured (and now presumed dead) fawn. I see three turkey vultures in the road and while I have not ventured down for a close up look, I have to figure they are there for carrion – the fawn. The fawn was very young when I saw it last week, newborn, so it’s no surprise she was a target for whatever got to it. Circle of life and Nature. But still….
While outside dining tonight we heard a very loud rustle, then a sound that I was sure was a peacock or some kind of bird mating call. It was loud and constant though, as if it was a distress call. I looked down below at the pasture and saw a deer, a young one, alone, stomping her foot and calling out. It’s been more than a half hour now, closer to 40 minutes, and she’s still out there making noise. Is she hurt? Is she afraid? Is she calling out for other family?