Young Buck by the Waves

As I was walking along the Olympic Peninsula, I was lucky enough to spot and approach a young buck. He allowed me to get within 5 feet of him with little worry.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 22, 2007 1:55 pm - Voted 10/10

That was lucky !

Some people might see this buck as
a statue, but I know for a fact
there's deer in that area. Was it
getting a drink of water???

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 22, 2007 4:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That was lucky !

No, I think he was looking for food. He was eating some of the beach plants until he decided to go back to his bedding area a few yards into the woods.

stinkycheezman33

stinkycheezman33 - Feb 23, 2008 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

is that a surfer i see...

...in the waves behind him?

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Feb 24, 2008 1:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: is that a surfer i see...

Yeah, I was hoping nobody would notice that... I didn't have a cropping program when I posted this.

Actually, he was a boogie boarder. The waves at the Olympic Peninsula were only about 2 feet high, so mostly he was just paddling around.

-Mark

BigJordan

BigJordan - Mar 14, 2008 2:25 am - Voted 10/10

A deer!

A deer by the water that is quite wild. quite wild indeed sir to see such a spectacle in such a place of such splendid magnificence. Thank you for sharing such a picture.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Mar 14, 2008 8:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A deer!

Thanks for the comment! He lived right on the edge of the forest, only a little bit away from the beach, and came out to eat.
-Mark

AJones

AJones - Feb 28, 2009 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

It's a

Columbian Blacktail deer - they only live in the coastal ranges

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Feb 28, 2009 10:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's a

Thanks for the info! I didn't know this. That's pretty cool! I always appreciate ID- I love to learn about new things!

-Mark

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