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Oh Deer, A walk through Durant Nature Park

          What if I told you that I didn't have to do anything to find or track these deer. That all I had to do was get out of my car and walk 100 feet into a park to find them eating, laying down, walking around... and that they didn't run away. I spent about an hour in this park watching these deer as they watched me.  First I came upon the buck and doe.  Both were laying down and allowed me to creep closer and closer into their space. Of course I was using a telephoto lens 70-300... so I wasn't that close, but this is about as close as I've ever been to a deer without a pane of glass between us. Then, when I felt I had overstayed my welcome, I backed away and continued down the trail.. only to look to my left and see a mother and her three fawn. They stuck close to mom... followed her across the trail and into a more covered area of the park. I felt really special to have run across these animals today.