I've stumbled upon a deer call
Fortunately I could never kill a deer
What happened was a couple of weeks ago while walking along a path with Monty
I idly plucked a pick of grass
and whistled it between my thumbs.
Up the path out popped a deer's head around a bush
the most comical and humanlike look it its face
I laughed aloud.
Today, I idly did the same thing along our road
and heard a rustling in the bush
so did Monty
Luckily there was a fence between the deer and us
Because this deer had a different look altogether
She looked furious.
To set the scene this doe has been hanging out in our area a lot this summer
with her two little baby fawns.
Last week on a walk I came across a little fawn dead on the side of the road
not a pretty sight
poor little thing
I wondered at the time if it was one of the pair.
So today, this doe popped out of the bush on the other side of the fence
and rather than bounding back in at Monty's barking,
She glared and charged.
Monty barked back at her
She took a step back and then charged again.
I know she would have no problem clearing the fence
but I have a hunch she had a little fawn back there
the only one left.
and possibly thought the screech of the grass whistle was her missing baby.
I called Monty back
threw away the blade of grass
and scurried on my way, Monty in tow.
I won't be blowing on grass any time soon.