Tag Archives: Deer

Doe stepping out for a drink

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I took this image yesterday at about 7:30 PM.  She was behind a business located next to Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.   I used my camera, an Alcatel Pop Astro.  She sure was a pretty little gal and had just been drinking from the bird bath directly in front of her.

Dan O. De Ment

A Doe in the Morning


On a morning in March 2009 I looked out our front window and in the next door neighbor’s yard stood the Doe you see above.  She was partially hidden by the tree, which by the way is no longer there, and seemed completely oblivious to the fact she was standing in the middle of a neighborhood.  She stayed a couple minutes longer before walking off through to the back yard and out onto the railorad tracks behind our home. (The railroad tracks have been replaced by a bicycle/ walking track as many of you know.)  I believe I posted the image years ago and then lost it when my hard drive fried.  Sorry the image is a bit fuzzy.

Since they installed the new track we seldom see any deer.  There use to be lots of cover for them when the railroad tracks were still there but since their removal seeing a deer is very rare.  They come up from our Nature Center once in a while.  Once we had four Does in the front yard. Never got a picture of that group.

Dan O. De Ment


Two Does Foraging

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I captured these two Does foraging @ Forest Park Nature Center  a couple winters ago.  They hardly paid any attention to my wife and I they were so busy eating.

Dan O. De Ment

There’s a Deer looking at You

Deer at Jubilee College State Park, Central Illinois

This doe was watching me before I saw her and I was barely able to get the shot before she darted off deeper into the woods.  She wa almost a blur as my image indicates.

©DanO. De Ment 2015


Doe in the neighbor’s Yard


I found this image when browsing through my archives.  This doe, it was in 2008, I believe, was walking in our next door neighbor’s front yard.  It was early on a mid-fall morning and she was as shocked as I was.  She walked over and hid, she thought, behind the tree.
This image is a bit fuzzy as I had to shoot it through the front window.  Within about three minutes she darted off down through other yards and went about her business. We’ve seen a deer off and on over the years … some in our own back yard.

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