The Water Trough, August 25, 2011

On the afternoon of the 17th the first ones up were a doe and a roadrunner.  The doe looks like an old one, potbelly and all and I’ll start looking to see if she has any fawns this year.

Look closely, there are 8 deer in this picture, one’s legs can be seen between the two trees.  The old, fat doe is getting another drink and there are 2 fawns in the picture, maybe they’re hers?

Two bucks showed up a little later, nice ones!  One is a young 8 pointer and the other looks like a 7 and he appears to be around 4 or 5 years old.

Now there is a first for the water trough, a possum, or opossum, marsupials that have a short gestation period, 12 to 14 days.  As the fat doe walks away, still no fawns and for a drink, this possum has to reach way over for the water.

Before dark on the 20th, some young bucks showed up at the trough, one’s horns aren’t entirely visible, one looks like a 10 pointer, not well developed horns, however still young and the last may be a palmated 7, the first sighting for this one.