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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 10:52 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
Recently I visited Petaluma, California, and spent the day photographing the local flora and fauna. I surprised several deer in the brush.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 10:53 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
After putting some distance between me and them, they got curious.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 10:54 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
Once they decided I wasn't a threat, they seemed to relax.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 11:02 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
Last summer I visited the northern Outer Banks in North Carolina, where the wild mustangs still freely roam the northern end of the barrier island that forms Currituck Sound.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 11:04 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
They mostly graze among the scrub, just a few yards away from the beach.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 11:07 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
There are approximately 100 mustangs, and great attention is given to protecting them so that the youngsters can grow into adulthood.

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ImageMike
Feb 27, 2010 11:12 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
The local government regulates the number of beach houses that can be built on the northern end of the island, so as not to crowd out the mustangs, which are free to wander around in the local residents' property.

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ImageNanny56
Mar 24, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Name: Claudia
Putnam County Indiana
Oh man, I have always wanted to see wild horses. Very cool and the deer or really nice too!

I have White-tail deer where I live. I was one the computer when this one strolled by last spring.

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ImageMike
Mar 24, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
She looks like she's wearing high heels, doesn't she?
ImageNanny56
Apr 3, 2010 8:37 PM CST
Name: Claudia
Putnam County Indiana
They do always look like they have a hard time walking on the asphalt road!

Had these 3 come by early today when it was very dark and overcast. Looks like they had a rough winter.

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ImageNanny56
Apr 3, 2010 8:45 PM CST
Name: Claudia
Putnam County Indiana
This looked really rough....

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Imagekaglic
Apr 28, 2010 5:29 PM CST
Name: Kiska (Jackie)
Palmer, Alaska
aka Kiska at other sites
Do moose in the backyard count as "in the wild"?
These have been coming for a couple of years-first as newborns, and now, ready to be out on their own.
Yesterday they were keeping cool while soaking up the sunshine.

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aka Kiska at other sites
ImageNanny56
Apr 30, 2010 6:09 PM CST
Name: Claudia
Putnam County Indiana
Oh man they are beautiful...and yup I think they count!! Hilarious!
ImageWild_Rose
May 2, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
I don't know why I had missed some of these threads!

Mike, we went to Chincoteague Island last summer for the first time, and fell in love with it. They too, have wild ponies. It was so awesome to see them! We have already made a second trip back in November and are planning our big summer vacation there again.

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Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
ImageWild_Rose
May 2, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
These are the wild "deer" on Chincoteague... the Sika Elk. Smaller than the White-tailed Deer.

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Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
ImageMike
May 2, 2010 8:56 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
Zone 6b
Oh, look at those moose, and the island ponies! Those are great shots, and so is the spotted fawn!
Imagekaglic
May 8, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Name: Kiska (Jackie)
Palmer, Alaska
aka Kiska at other sites
I love the deer pics.- the wild horses are amazing and I'd never have thought they were anywhere except out West. Very beautiful photos.
Where is Chincoteague Island? The name alone sounds like a good place to visit.
Here's another of the twins in the back yard-taken April 27th, the same day as the previous photo. Today, there is one browsing, the other, resting.

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aka Kiska at other sites
Imagelilsista59
Jun 27, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Phyllis
Osceola,Pa
Well here's what was in my front side yard this week...
we're trying to get the game commission to trap him out before he gets in trouble
he's a frequent visitor..and it makes me nervous as he's not afraid of anything..

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Imagekaglic
Jun 28, 2010 9:35 AM CST
Name: Kiska (Jackie)
Palmer, Alaska
aka Kiska at other sites
wow~no wonder you're nervous; it's quite a sight to see in your yard. Great photo~
aka Kiska at other sites
ImageWild_Rose
Jul 3, 2010 1:53 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
I have been trying all spring to get some deer photos... this was my first! She had a fawn, but the babe had hunkered down and I couldn't find her... just Mama!

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Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?

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