Saturday, July 30

Heavy Heart (deer)

This morning about 6:40 am on the bike trail I noticed deer on the trail. Not at all unusual and I have seen this family of three on the trail in about the same location a few times before. But this time was different. Mama was limping and as I came closer I saw that her right rear leg was dangling uselessly. My heart sank. I hung back so my presence didn't prompt her to hurry and cause her further distress. I took this picture before knowing her leg was broken and you can't tell from the photo. She made her way to the bean field south of the house and her babies followed her. This story is not likely to have a happy ending and it made me very sad. I wish I knew how to help her and her babies.

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