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Snort in the woods


Ever hear a deer snort? I was watering my vegetable garden this morning (insert plea for thunderstorm here), a few minutes after 7 a.m., when I heard this snorting/wheezing in the woods along the edge of my yard. Looking up, I could see a deer through the brush and trees. The deer would snort every once in a while, sounding a bit like a horse, and stamp its foot.

Apparently, the noise is meant to be a warning to other deer that danger is nearby (in this case, man with garden hose). Read here, too, about what the foot stomping means.

The animal then ran further up the hill behind my house and broke into another snorting-foot-stomping routine before disappearing.

This entry was posted on Monday, June 25th, 2007 at 11:21 am by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: deer