Uprooted Magnolia

Showdown in the Meadow

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 20, 2012

Earlier this summer, Peekaboo Fawn  caused a ruckus in the meadow.

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A cute ruckus I must add.

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With a glance to her right, she took off to her left like something was after her.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Turns out she was after something. Chasing turkeys was the name of the game. While mom was grazing, Peekaboo was nipping at the gobblers while they were feasting on bugs.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

She stalked and harassed them like a cat hunts a mouse.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

She’d get down low, wiggle her booty then jump in the air running them all in different directions.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

She’d give them a break…

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…and then go at them again. This went on for several minutes until she heard my quiet giggles.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Her curiosity led her closer to me.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

We stared at each other for a little while and then she took off to play, er um, to harass the turkeys until bedtime.

Here’s hoping you make room in your day for a little fun. It’ll put a smile on your face every time. 🙂


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  1. Lenore Diane said, on September 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    That must have been fun to watch, Leah. Peakabo fawn is adorable!
    There is a turkey that lives near a house we pass en route to the boys’ school. I’ve tried countless times to capture a shot of the bird. I tried this morning, too, but the traffic didn’t stop long enough for me to get a good one. It’s become a joke with me and the boys, because the cars never seem to stop long enough when I have the camera – only when I do not have the camera.

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  2. Melanie said, on September 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Absolutely adorable! Love when children play.

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  3. Dounia said, on September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That little fawn is absolutely adorable! That must have been so cute and so much fun to watch. Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face! 🙂

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  4. suzysomething said, on September 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Leah, thanks for the smile you gave me this morning!

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  5. Seasweetie said, on September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    She is so beautiful! I love that description of her ounce – my cat used to do that same little pre-pounce butt-wiggle.

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  6. Mike said, on September 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I like the deer 🙂

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  7. cravesadventure said, on September 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I find it a little funny at times what animals interact with each other in the wild. Great Photos – thanks for sharing! Have a Beautiful Day:)

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  8. LyndaMichele said, on September 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    That is so adorable! I don’t know why I have never imagined deer playing like that!

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  9. Alena Nash said, on September 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    ahhhh…smile! glorious moments!

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  10. Gracie said, on September 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Sounds like you had so much fun watching the action 🙂

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  11. idiosyncratic eye said, on September 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

    How amazing and cute! What a lovely experience. I never expected deer to behave like this at all. 🙂

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  12. Gracie O said, on September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    What fun. Your description of her antics create many more mental pictures.

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  13. Lynne Otter photographer said, on September 22, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Well bless her cotton socks! Nice blog, shots great, guess she’s a little lonesome for playmates? 🙂

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  14. Alice said, on September 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Delightful! She must have wondered what sort of bird you were.

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  15. nutsfortreasure said, on September 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    How beautiful for you to watch this banter between the flock and fawn wonderful thanks for sharing here is it the cat chillin with the Wild Turkeys and the Border Collie watching and looking at me as if to say That’s just not right!” lol

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  16. Jumping Puddles said, on September 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    that was the sweetest post I have seen in a long time! Love the fawn and his turkey amigos!

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  17. ray said, on October 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

    great photo storey

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