Funny story… About half a mile into hiking through chest-high brush on top of the levees out at Tern Bar Slough, I decided to take a break and listen for any birds calling. Not hearing anything unusual, I picked up my camera and tripod and started to continue on my way. Two steps later a young fawn bolted from beneath my feet, through the thick grass and on down the levee. It had been laying there silently not more than five feet from me the whole time hidden by the dense grass!
A little more alert now, I continued on and shortly saw another rustle in the grasses close ahead. I picked up the pace and quickly caught up to the critter zig-zagging through the weeds. As we neared a clearing of shorter grasses I grabbed my camera, following the rustling step-for-step hoping for a second chance at a nice close-up of the fawn. As it emerged from the grass, a figure appeared, much smaller than I had anticipated, with dark black fur and a white stripe down the center. I quickly abandoned the chase and bailed over the opposite side of the levy, out of the line of fire.
As luck would have it, I later ran into the fawn and it’s mom coming down the trail towards me and was able to get a few shots off before they strolled off through the marsh.
Never a dull moment…
Posted by Steve Gifford – IN on 2011-06-27 06:15:08
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