There were a total of
five six of these marauders in the ravine, actually four five and one fawn almost grown. They were hanging out most of the early morning which gave me time to grab the camera and cross the deck to the other side and snap some photos. The weather was gray, wet and cold. The rain had stopped, so I did not have to shelter my camera. You can click on the photo to see how angry this first one looks at being interrupted in his pursuit of food. I did have to 'red-eye' him, so he looks a little intense.
Because the woods are now clear, I could see them as well as they see me in real time. Usually I only saw them after hearing much crashing and stumbling up the hill on the other side of the ravine with white tails flashing like surrender flags as I make my distracted way to the dock focusing on my own errand. They are so lovely even though they have destroyed anything I plant in the back yard. We now have the pomegranate under netting as it tries to grow at the very top edge of its natural range near the sunny corner of the house. Eventually I will have a meeting of the minds with this gang and they will probably win.
Yeah, back at yah!