A Whitetail Deer stood still and posed in an early morning encounter last week. She seemed to have no fear of photographers, Viola Palo, editor of the Iron River, (Wis.) newspaper reported recently.
by Viola Palo
It was a photographer’s dream come true last Thursday morning as I was driving to work. How many times have you wished that a deer would stand still long enough so that you can snap a picture of it? This deer stood by the roadside and watched me, and I snapped three pictures through the windshield — imagine I got my usual good shot of the compass on the dash or the outside mirror. But as she made no move to run away, I eased the car door open all the while remembering that boss Dan told boss Leslie that it was a fatal mistake to open the car door. But she stayed still and I got out quietly and kept snapping. What do you say to a deer? Say she’s pretty — stay still and keep snapping. She moved twice, but only a little ways. Now the experienced deer watchers tell me that she probably had a fawn hidden near by. But it was still a dream come true!
Now if I could con myself into believing that I am not afraid of bears perhaps the next time I see one I could remember that I take pictures, that the bear probably wouldn’t hurt me, and that I could hold my hands steady enough to focus and snap.
Spring has arrived in all its glory and the shimmer of new green leaves is beautiful on the hillsides against the darker green of the evergreens. The weather has been just glorious — the only thing wrong is the drought which makes everything tinder dry. The DNR has banned all open fires and cautions anyone using tractors and motors to be sure their exhausts do not start grass fires. It’s a good thing that there is an almost full moon for the smelters who are not allowed to build bonfires on the beaches.
-From June 5, 1980