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Petunia and her Babies are Back

Baby Deer at Sensible Gardening and Living

As I walked around the corner I ran into a beautiful baby deer, not much older than a couple of weeks.  I don’t know who was more surprised, me or Bambi.

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Following right behind was a sibling.

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If you remembr my post about Petunia a few weeks ago, my suspicions that she was was pregnant were right on. She has been away for a few weeks, obviously up in the back of the farm busy giving birth to twins. They could not be sweeter. Now that they are a few weeks old she has brought them down to show off. I expected Petunia to be a bit nervous when she saw how close I was to her fawns, and I was definitely being careful as a mother deer can be very protective. However, after a few looks in our direction, she just dropped her head and continued feasting on my raspberries. I guess she knows a good situation when she sees one.  After a few moments the fawns became a bit nervous and scurried over and under the fence to join their Mother.

There is no doubt in my mind that we will be seeing this little family every day. It’s worth a few chewed plants to be part of such a miracle!

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14 thoughts on “Petunia and her Babies are Back

  1. Oh how so very sweet these babies are. We have deer, but I see them more in winter although they come and eat some of my plants. Thank you for linking in with these precious babies.. Michelle from Nature Notes.

  2. Yes I know the frustration. We finally build an area fenced high for the vegetables that they can’t enter.

  3. Petunia is very tame and is obviously passing this trait on her to fawns. We do nothing to encourage them but just the same they really hang around us.

  4. Hi Pam. I know it is a love / hate relationship with the deer. But in our area they were definitely here first so I feel I should somewhat bow down to them. Getting soft in my old age perhaps:)

  5. So beautiful! We have had some deer walking down our street late at night, but I have never been able to get this close to one.

  6. Wow! I am surprised you were able to get that close to the fawns. I love see wildlife in the garden. In our old house, we used to see all types of wildlife and it was fun to see what they did.

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