Friday, July 6, 2007

Large male deer

An hour ago, Sophia started to bark furiously in the direction of the slopes on the other side of Gamone Creek. Once outside, I could hear this roe deer calling out spasmodically almost as loudly as my dog:

He was using his eerie cry—between a bark and a cough—to let his females know that he was in the vicinity, but he didn't seem to be in a hurry to plunge into the thickets and start searching for them.

Although the animal was quite big, I could hardly see him in the tall weeds, but I managed to get this shot of the hind quarters of the deer with my 300 mm lens.

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