Thursday, May 15, 2008

Martin's Story Corner

I am a blogging slacker. I'm sorry - I should know better... but to make up for my shortcomings, today we're going to journey into the World of Martin. Let's tune in as he share's with us his crazy-exciting morning, shall we?!

*adjusting tuner to correct frequency*

Ahhh, yes - here we are:

I took these photos this morning before going to work. The mother ran off into the woods when it heard me trying to sneak up for a closer camera shot. The babies instinctively lie down, play dead and will remain still for hours at a time until the mother returns. They don’t carry a scent therefore predators have a harder time locating them while they are in hiding…like this Fawn was trying to do.

I was able to get within a few feet of it to take some close up shots for my submission to National Geographic –Don’t I wish!!! …but once I heard the cracking and snapping of fallen tree branches in the woods about 50 yards from where I was taking pictures, I didn’t hesitate to high tail it out of there and back into our house. I read that Mother Deer can be quite aggressive if their babies are in harms way. Our backyard is pretty thick woods and I lost sight of “Bambie’s Mother” once she ran off into the woods, so I figured, not sense in receiving a beat down by mommy Deer-est at 9:30 a.m. the morning while I’m wearing a business suit! J

Walida was not up on the back deck instigating a fight between Mommy Deer and myself, talking about “Yeah, just wait, you better watch your back because those deer can run up to 50 miles per hour and you ain’t gonna get that far up in those woods wearing that suit…we need to get you on camera running from its mother!” All the while, Walida’s mother was saying, “try to pick it up…move in for a closer shot…make sure you get a picture of its face”.

As far as I’m concerned, I believe that my distance to this baby deer was good enough!


Well, hopefully that's made up for my lack-o-blogs. Until next time!!!