These two seem to have taken up residence in the woods. We’ve seen them from the house, crouching down to hide when a car goes up or down the driveway, but they seem secure enough there that they do not run. The larger doe let me get pretty close to her today. I was surprised that she didn’t run. Then I noticed that she was looking for the smaller deer. I didn’t realize until they both took off in the opposite direction that the second one was closer to me than the other. I know that one shouldn’t anthropomorphize animals, but it sure looks like a bit of affection that the smaller one gave to the other, a nuzzle as she approached.
Now that night has fallen, I wonder if they are still in the same place behind the house, watching me through the windows as I watched them this afternoon.