There’s deer here?? Where?? If you follow this blog, you know that Mr. B and I were at Mattamuskeet last weekend to see what we could see for migrating birds. We drove in from Route 94 and started down the causeway. There was quite a bit of traffic around and most of the folks on the road were looking to the right to the larger expanse of water. The left side is a canal with weeds growing near the side of the road. The other side is pretty much mowed to the lake. As folks travel on the road, they stop and pull over as something catches their eye. This day there were a lot of American Coots and Canadian Geese near the road and other ducks and geese could be seen out further. We, like everyone else, made our way slowly down the road.
As we traveled, we started to see deer on the opposite bank on the canal side. I guess because folks came to look for birds, most did not see the deer. We would drive along until I could find a space that was somewhat cleared so that I could take photos of the deer and people would drive right on by and never see them. Then all of a sudden they realized that I was taking a photo of something and they would jam on the brakes, back up and jump out of the car with the camera in hand. It was pretty funny to watch. The moral of this post is to remember to look around. You never know what you may see.