Doe “a deer, a female deer”

Isn’t she a beauty? She was alert to our presence, how could she not be, what with those gigantic ears of hers? But she still let us have a good long look at her.

Steve and the zoom feature on his camera lens captured her so clearly that I feel compelled to tell you that this white-tailed deer is not part of a natural history museum diorama. ¬†She is standing on the west end of Long Lake’s Ghost Bay on a crisp late fall morning.

White tails in Ghost Bay

This pair of does was busy munching greenery the entire time we spent paddling in Ghost Bay on a recent evening. For part of the time, they were joined by a third doe. Usually we watch them twitch their big ears, look in our general direction, and then they bound off and all we see are their white tails running away. But not this evening. It must have been some especially tasty shoot that so preoccupied them.