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New buck in town forced to move along

This morning, while slaving away working in The Daily Flag offices, something caught my eye outside my window. The commotion and sight of a scrambling buck meant we had an unwelcome visitor.

Our small herd of deer has grown the last few weeks to include a couple of bucks: One is a spike and the other is an eight-pointer.

This morning another eight-point buck showed up and the greeting he received wasn’t by the welcome wagon. I manage to quietly slip outside to snap this photo before he left. But I scared him and this is the best shot I could get.


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Playground for Fawns

fawn-twins-outside-window.JPGI know the deer are a terrible nuisance around Canyon Lake, but with only week gone by, Deborah and I still find them fascinating. They are everywhere, and we seem to have our own herd that stays in our neighborhood. If you look at the full size picture of this Canyon Lake Photos post, you’ll see several of our neighborhood locals at sunset.

This photo was shot from my office window, and shows the twin fawns that are part of the herd. They stay close together most of the time, and momma doesn’t always show herself.

The deer still have a healthy fear of humans, but graze in the yards, near doors and windows. I’m thinking that might be a good thing. I figure, the more grass they graze on, the less I have to mow.

This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

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Canyon Lake, Texas Photos

As promised, here are a few pictures from the new abode. It still feels like we’re on vacation, but the reality of working keeps cropping up.


Deer have taken over this whole country, and they don’t appear to be afraid of humans. Gardens are out of the question, but my favorite part is that it cuts down on the mowing. After all, there’s always a bright side.