If I had a small garden, I probably wouldn’t love these animals very much. Instead, all of my plants are safe from hungry deer in my little apartment on the fourth floor. I’ve also been lucky to have never had a run-in with one while driving. Coming from LA, the largest animals I ever saw roaming freely around were house cats and the occasional possum. Wolves and coyotes would come down from the mountains every now and then but I wouldn’t really go looking for them the way I do with deer. I’ve been visiting these two fawn over the past few weeks at the Nature Center - they’re usually in the marsh romping around, eating grass, or staring back at us curious humans. The Shaker Lakes area is so populated with deer that you can count on catching them around dusk in the wooded area and even in peoples’ yards. They’re just such beautiful and shy creatures to watch.