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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear Deer



I took this picture tonight on my way home from work. This young deer was out for a stroll a couple blocks away from our house. (It's a little blurry on my iPhone!)

We moved to a community on the edge of the Angeles National Forest. It's pretty common here to see deer, coyotes and black bears (!) walking down the street. A few years back, the town had to form a special squad to deal with all the bears coming down from the mountain late at night to swim in backyard pools and eat oranges and avocados.

Our neighbors warned us to keep our pets in after dark. I feel like I'm living in the wilderness!

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22 Comments:

Blogger Jo said...

That is an amazing photo!! Deer...yay! Bears and coyotes...hmmmm.... ;)

May 4, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

Aw, how sweet! I recall a few years ago at my parents old house spotting a couple deer wandering the neighbourhood. It was quite a surprise to see them there! You hear about them "being out there", but you never expect them. Same with bears. They were out there, but fortunately no run ins for us. Hopefully you guys won't run into any either.

May 4, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Zelda said...

Hoo so sweet , where is hé gong ? U took this picture ?

May 4, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Zelda said...

Well yes you did ... It is writen silly me

May 4, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Ms Smart said...

that is awesome. surreal. very cool. a good reminder.

May 4, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger English Muse said...

Thank you!! I imagine he was going to someone's yard to eat roses....He's so cute, i wish i could have taken a better picture.

May 4, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger curious constellation said...

That is amazing as well as slightly scary.

May 4, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Fritzi Marie said...

That sounds like my hometown in Southern California. I miss it so much.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

May 4, 2011 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger The above fore-mentioned. said...

How wonderful! All we have here is brush turkeys, which are strange ugly creatures that clamor on the roof with the possums! see pictures of them here: http://www.wildlifeqld.com.au/Brush_Turkeys.html

May 5, 2011 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Paper Heart Girl said...

Ah, what a special site! Your new area sounds so cool! xxxx

May 5, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Cassandra Marie said...

How cool! I would love seeing animals like that in my backyard in the mornings :)

May 5, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
OpenID bluepapercranes said...

sounds absolutely marvellous! lucky you! :)

May 5, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Natalie Brooke said...

So beautiful! Lucky you, all except for the coyotes and bears, oh my! haha.

Hope you're having a great day!

May 5, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So cuuute, Tina!
Hope to see more pics of your new home one day!
xo*

May 5, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

They're so cute, but destructive little things. I grew up in La Canada which is outside the Angeles National Forest years ago, we also had peacocks randomly walking about. If you left a door open, they would wander in!

May 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

This is amazing! Lovely photo... even if it is on the iPhone :)

May 7, 2011 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Amy Thomas said...

So cool! (Just be extra careful driving 'round those parts!)

May 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Looks like a lovely place to live - what a gorgeous animal.

May 10, 2011 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger Rosa Marrero said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bodokitty/3458312652/

May 10, 2011 at 3:45 AM  
Blogger Elissa said...

what a beautiful new neighbor!

May 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger Kayla said...

that's soooo cute <3 !
haha

www.thenightmagic.com

kayla

May 20, 2011 at 1:51 AM  
Blogger Ken Treloar said...

i saw a random Deer in my new garden just the other day! I've also just moved... from South Africa to Germany!* Enjoy the new habitat!

June 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

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