Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Five Guys and a Gal

This photo of five bucks and a doe is going around the Internet as an example of why trampolines are dangerous to humans. But instead it first made me think of lazy afternoons staying cool spread out on cool stones of a patio.
It looks like the oldest bucks - those with the most points on their antlers - are on alert to the photographer while a younger one and the doe are looking for danger elsewhere. They don't look relaxed. Hard to dash out from under that trampoline with all the feet it has. The doe has positioned herself to get out fast. Maybe they really went under it to get out of the rain?
It's hard to be a wild creature. Some think it is romantic. Just seems to be dangerous, hungry, too cold or too hot to me.