Sunday, July 12, 2015

White-Tailed Doe 1-5

Today is going to be a little cooler with the temperature going up to 80F (26.7C) and the humidity making it feel like 90F (32.2C) but it is July and we can expect it to be hot and humid for at least another couple of weeks before things start to cool down again.

While going out for a walk around the track beside the house with Kyora, we had an unexpected surprise. A deer came over the fence from across the road and stopped dead looking at the dog.

I was about 150' (45.7m) away and the doe was so intent on the dog that she never noticed me. Not even when I started calling the dog.

This time the dog ignored me and as the she went closer to the doe she charged toward Kyora and went to attack the dog with her front feet.

Fortunately Kyora decided retreat was the best course was the best course of action as I continued to call her and she came part way back to me.

She retained that thought for about two minutes before she decided to take another run at the doe.

The doe decided it was time to leave and jumped back over the fence, crossed the road and went back across my neighbour's fields.

Here are a couple of sketches I did of the doe, which I will probably use in paintings at a later date after I have completed the outline sketches.