What’s a mother to do?

These twins can forage for themselves at this point in life, but they kept trying to nurse a few days ago. The doe rejected their attempts until both fawns came running up at the same time, and she couldn’t escape. It may have been frustrating for the doe, but it was pretty comical to see. The doe kept backing up while they nursed and she was finally able to break free.  All three deer went back to eating acorns after that.  The three photos below tell the story.

November 4, 2017 - twins rushed the doe at the same time

November 4, 2017 – twins rushed the doe at the same time

Twins nursing

These kids are kind of big for this…

 

The doe breaks free

The doe breaks free

A Three Hawk Round of Golf

The following pictures were taken of three different hawks during one round of golf, yesterday in Bent Tree.  One swooped down into the rough near the creek, on the front nine, and caught what looked like a mouse. On the back nine, a hawk was sitting in a tree eating the remnants of something.  Another hawk tried to steal the meal from the one sitting in a tree, but failed and flew to another tree to sit and watch.

June 20, 2017 - Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed