Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday 4 December 2009

My walk to my mailbox at the end of our lane sometimes holds pleasant surprises for me as it is right next to a forested area and I sometimes over the years see a mother deer and her baby (I have seen her with her offspring right there in front of me not 25 feet away many times) and of course lots of squirrels.

I saw the Doe and her fawn a few weeks ago for the first time in a long time but hunting season started shortly after that and I havent seen any sign of any deer since then until today when I saw just the baby and no momma by the railway tracks as I was crossing them to turn into our lane. I can't help but think that momma has been a victim of the bow or gun season as this is the first time I have only seen one on its own and it was definitely a young one. It isnt enough that we have to endure seeing multitudes of dead deer on the sides of the roads and highways wherever you go, but the hunting seasons take their toll too and as riders we have to be careful during these times that we wear bright orange clothing so we are not mistaken for a deer and shot!!!!!

To each his own but I would rather shoot these beautiful animals with my camera, but then everyone is entitled to their opinion I suppose. I also shot the second picture of the squirrel a few days ago. Oh and they have squirrel hunting season here too for those that dont know! Everything is regulated and supposed to be to keep the populations manageable, I still think we should control our own populations then maybe there will be room for all of God's creatures. Sorry venting, but I am an animal lover and that is how I see it.
My frame of mind is still not great, struggling but still here (((Hugs))))


CG said...

I hate the idea of hunting too and prefer your type of shots. Thinking of you lots xx

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say it has been a while since I was here and you are still shooting pictures. Nice ones too. I love the deer. I got squirrels. We had a dozen or so here the other morning for peanuts. They come from all over.

Keechy said...

Lori, I don't comment much but you are in my thoughts over this Christmas time. You are so brave. Hang in there. XXX

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