This past Sunday, while I was out wandering in the yard late in the afternoon, I crossed paths with a small herd of White-tailed Deer. I was getting closer, and the deer noticed:
This one deer (the leader?) cautiously moved toward me, stomping a warning signal to the other deer as it checked me out:
I must've been pretty threatening, because this deer bolted, signaling a retreat with its raised tail and loud snorts. Look at that cloud of snot!
Deer jump really high when they're running away! (Flying deer alert!)
The deer made their escape into the woods with leaping strides and flying fur:
Problematic as high deer populations are, it's still just so cool to see these big graceful mammals out and about. :)