Bedding Down in the Snow

Yesterday after wind and whirling snow subsided I tucked the camera into my down jacket and headed a short distance into the bush. Several inches fell during the storm so much of the colour I photographed the other day was buried for now.

But I did discover two large bare spots beneath the trees. Both about the same size and with tracks nearby.

Deer bed in snow

Two whitetail deer had bedded down to wait out the storm. They are probably the ones born here last year. I took this photo a couple of weeks ago as they grazed along our driveway.

Whitetail deer

Whitetail deer   Odocoileus virginianus

10 thoughts on “Bedding Down in the Snow

    1. Ditto here in the milder (no-snow) months. A black bear and her two cubs visited us off and on one year before den-up— cute to find the 3 snow beds about behind the shed. 🙂

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  1. Lovely photos. Here in the UK we have roe deer, and their sleeping strategy is to carefully scrape away twigs and leaves to create distinctive 60cm-ish wide circles on the woodland floor. It’s always fun to spot them.

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