Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Drinking Deer for Saturday Critters

Earlier this week we had to go to Keswick, a yearly visit to our accountant. we always anticipate this trip, hoping that we will find a huge flock of Canada Geese there as we often do, but that was not to be this year.  Maybe next week when we make a return trip .... However we did find something special at Mactaquac.  Seeing a bit of open water in the distance I assumed we might find a duck there, which has been the case in the past.  Not a duck but a White-tailed Deer drinking at the edge of the water!  It looked rather precarious and we hoped that the deer had sure footing or that its weight did not break the ice at its edge causing it to fall into the water.  As we watched all went well as the deer continued to drink until it wandered off into the woods again.

Let's take a closer look at this beautiful animal!
And as it seemed to have had drunk its fill, the deer wandered off towards the woods.  All is well that ends well!
I am linking this morning to Irene's Saturday Critters at:
 http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/
Have a nice weekend everyone: We are anticipating some warmer temperatures in my area over the next few days!

9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, it is on the edge of the ice.. I am glad it was safe. Awesome shots of the deer. Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

Irma said...

Great photos of the deer drinking.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great capture and it's just over the hill from me! We've had over 50 deer in the back fields the past couple of weeks.

Sandra said...

beautiful shots and a sweet sweet deer

lina@happy family said...

Awesome shots!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Gorgeous scene! What a wonderful encounter!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A beautiful animal! I'm glad it didn't fall into the water.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a lovely scene to have witnessed. Such a beautiful animal.

Margaret Manring said...

I wonder how they sense the ice thickness.