While driving home from a walk at Castlewood State Park recently, having just completed a lovely, brisk walk, we were tired and thirsty. The speed limit in the park is 20 MPH, and with walkers and bikers on the narrow street, I take it slow. In the meadow near the exit of the park, there were three deer – a mom, a fawn, and one in the middle, probably a year or so old.
I’m not well versed in the ways of deer. The younger two deer were doing what young siblings do everywhere – annoying each other and playing. First the little one would nip at the older one and the two would take off running. They would quiet down for a few minutes before the younger one would kick his older sib, and they’d take off running again. It was fun to watch!
So, in addition to the several deer we see on most walks at Castlewood, and the assorted other wildlife we run across – squirrels, turtles, birds, toads, and the occasional snake – we get to enjoy the antics of the wildlife too. Now, if we could just find a way to avoid the insect/bug wildlife like mosquitoes and gnats!