Wednesday, September 21, 2011

High Jump

I watched a doe and her fawn cautiously navigating the shoreline one morning until they came to a dead fall.  The mother started to go around it by going into the river, but thought better of it and doubled back, where she jumped the tree with ease.  I thought the fawn would have trouble getting over it but, to my surprise, it also jumped the tree in a single bound.  You can see where ground level is in this photo where the fawn was caught in mid-jump.  If you look at the upper right, you can see the back of the doe higher up on the bank.  It also explains why you need such a high fence to keep them out of a garden.

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