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Oh Dear, Oh Deer #WW

by TerriAnn
Black tail mule deer in Yosemite

Black-Tailed Deer (aka Mule Deer) in Yosemite Valley are VERY friendly. We spotted a little family strolling around Bridalveil Falls. Isn’t this fawn cute?

Yosemite Black Tailed Deer

In case you were wondering, we were NOT feeding the deer (which is illegal). This one was just extremely social and liked going around to lick people’s hands.

Yosemite Black Tailed Deer Yosemite Black Tailed Deer

Soon after we left the park, we found this buck taking it easy on the side of the road. At least he was until we got out and started taking a bazillion photos of him.

Yosemite Black Tailed Deer Buck

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Shell Fruscione December 19, 2012 - 1:16 am

Those are AMAZING photos!! I can’t believe how friendly that one was! I love deer- we have them in the mountains but I don’t get up there much.

Alison December 19, 2012 - 3:20 am

I love your deer pictures! They are so cute. 🙂

Sara Phillips December 19, 2012 - 5:20 am

Those photos are AMAZING!!! I see deer when I walk in the mornings, but they are NOT social and run as soon as they hear you coming.

Jenn @therebelchick December 19, 2012 - 6:07 am

Wow, it’s so friendly!

Dominique Goh December 19, 2012 - 6:11 am

Whao..that is really a very close up photo of a deer. Really captivating shots!!

Dominique Goh December 19, 2012 - 6:14 am

Whao.. that’s a really friendly deer. I haven’t been up an close with one before.

Dominique Goh December 19, 2012 - 6:21 am

That’s a really friendly deer. It would certainly freak me up if a deer really came up so close.

Anne - Mommy Has to Work December 19, 2012 - 6:25 am

How pretty!!

Henrietta December 19, 2012 - 7:43 am

Wow, they are gorgeous! I love the photo of the buck! It’s cool that they are so friendly!

Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy December 19, 2012 - 9:27 am

GORGEOUS photos and how cool that they would actually come to you AND LICK your hand!!!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn G December 19, 2012 - 9:41 am

I can’t believe it ate from your hand!!

Rosey December 19, 2012 - 10:02 am

That’s amazing that they let you get that close to them.

We got our first buck picture a couple of summers ago, but our buck was no where near as chill as yours was w/people in the vicinity. 🙂 Great group of pictures!

Beeb Ashcroft December 19, 2012 - 10:13 am

Oh how cute!

Maryann December 19, 2012 - 11:52 am

Now that is a friendly deer

Kasandria Reasoner December 19, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Wow! Look how close you got! That deer is beautiful!

Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving December 19, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Oh my gosh I would have to too scared to do this.

Marina December 19, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Oh my. What gorgeous, gorgeous photographs!!

Robin @ Mom Foodie December 19, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Those are some lovely shots.

Tenille December 19, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Great shots for sure!!

Jennifer December 19, 2012 - 4:47 pm

The deer reappear and move in to our backyard around this time of year.

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katie December 19, 2012 - 8:08 pm

wow – I grew up with lots of deer around but I’ve never seen them actually approach people!

The Mom Jen December 20, 2012 - 9:33 am

Wow, how friendly!

Sheri December 21, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Wow, you got some great photos!

Rosey February 24, 2013 - 10:39 pm

The deer that come across our yard are so skittery they jump and run if they hear you inside the house moving. It’s amazing you got his close! And a buck!! I’ve only seen one ever in real life. That’s really neat.

Rosey February 24, 2013 - 10:41 pm

Really…did I really reply to something I replied to on Dec. 19th, and the whole time I was typing I was thinking, “I’ve seen these…’ and then I scrolled up, after I typed my response. lol

Just never mind me, i’m up at 2 it he morning instead of 3 (couldn’t sleep) and my mind must not be functioning right. 😀

TerriAnn van Gosliga March 11, 2013 - 7:21 pm

Haha – you’re too cute 🙂 Hey, it’s taken me over a month just to get back to my comments! Thanks for all your support!

TerriAnn van Gosliga March 11, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Yeah, these were pretty tame and the setting/lighting made it even more picturesque.

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