The deer come into Arnscourt Villas year-round. And even on the coldest days, they still manage to spend a lot of time chewing their cud. When they aren’t sleeping, that is.
But he preferred watching the deer in the summer time. They had more energy. And since the lumps of food they brought up to chew on were much larger, the cud-chewing process was far more interesting to watch.
He especially enjoyed seeing the lumps bulge up their necks, pop into their mouths, and then magically appear, evenly divided, half in each cheek. Here’s a demo of that.
And, of course, Charlie enjoyed watching the moms and the fawns doing their touchy-feely thing.
He also enjoyed watching the birds at the birdbath.
But the birds are a story for another day.
PS If you want to see a Magpie “up to something,” teasing a deer in this case, you might want to check out Post 8c, A Hairassing Tail About Two Close Friends. That’s exactly why the fawn’s suspicion up above was totally justified.
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