Sunday, February 8, 2009

Oh Deer, Oh Deer, Oh Deer

Signs are posted all along the road of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon declaring in LARGE print that "It is ILLEGAL to approach or feed wildlife." No problem until we made it to the last viewpoint parking lot in the Grand Canyon Village area (west end). We just pull in to the area and there is a deer standing on the side grazing. I ask Mike to back up so I can get a picture but he thought he should pull forward so I took a blurry picture from the car window.
Then we parked and walked towards the viewpoint and lo and behold there was another deer- no two! I stayed right on the sidewalk and I didn't even call, "Here kitty" and watched the two grazing so close to the sidewalk. They started walking away so I followed them (on the sidewalk) and they led me to a little fawn! Wow! I just took tons of really bad pictures because of the light and the trees and the deer moving around. Oh deer - I think I was still legal."


Grammyzanne said...

Sounds like you have had a good trip. There is just something fascinating about deer. Some day I hope to get a picture of deer in our front yard - just before they start eating my plants. To my dismay, deer like daffodil leaves - or maybe there was nothing better available.

Tamara Robertson said...

Isn't wildlife fun? It reminds me of when we went to the Grand Tetons and saw a herd of buffalo (bison) just feet from the car. Very cool.

Jocelyn said...

It reminds me of that time we went to Zion and the herd of deer attacked my tent in the night. You would be terrified, too if a herd of deer attacked your tent when you were sleeping all by yourself. However, you might not be terrified if your tent was attacked by a lawn chair being blown against your tent. Ha ha!