Our Little Bambi
Lucy was a young doe when she showed up in the backyard in the fall, 3 years ago. She injured her hind leg, and she was limping a little but seemed to have full use of her leg. She just needed rest and a safe hiding place to recuperate. She stayed in the back close to the creek for a week or so, and the probably joined her herd. She came back throughout the winter regularly during snow storms, we saw her sleeping under the thick evergreen bushes.
She seemed healthy and strong but we recognized her from afar because of her slight limp. The next spring she came back to give birth to her baby and stayed until the little one got strong to follow her mother. Lucy visits us regularly ever since, and we never tried to spook her by trying to get close. She feels safe on the property, especially during hunting season.
She loves to nibble on the Lilly buds and cloves but strangely, she wouldn't touch the vegetable we left out for her. We've tried leaving carrots, cabbage leaves, lettuce, and even fruit, but she never touched them. Moreover, the hedge hogs, chipmunks, bunnies and squirrels that live in the backyard, they refuse to eat the munches too.
Animals know by instinct what to eat and I often wonder about the genetically manipulated vegetables and fruits. If animals know not to eat it, what does it do to our bodies?
Babies are so adorable!