Four years ago I moved into the Burrow. Shortly after we moved in, while looking out back, I noticed a deer that looked to have only three legs. I snapped a picture and dubbed her Tripod. When I mentioned seeing her to a few neighbors they told me she had been around for a few years. In my guess-timation, Tripod should be around 5 or 6 years old.
On a hike last week with Winston, I saw a fawn going through the woods. Winston and I were trying to discover the source of a bird call we were hearing, so we paid the fawn little attention as we stood stock still. Five minutes later I noticed Tripod had been standing camouflaged in the brush very close to us. That fawn was by her now and trying to nurse!
I wish someone had a camera trained on me right then, my smile and excitement was huge! I immediately sent my husband a text telling him what I saw.
I wasn't in a good spot to get a decent picture that day of Tripod and her baby, and after I got home I started to think maybe my eyes had been paying tricks on me. Seriously, a three-legged deer having a baby? What are the odds?
Two days ago, I couldn't sleep and was up near 5:30 a.m. As I sat in my house, reading the news and my emails looking over my backyard, I noticed we had visitors!
I grabbed my camera and quietly went out on my back porch.
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