We have lived here now for 9 years and one other time about 8 years ago we had a deer in our backyard. Tonight it happened again. What looked to be about a year old doe was chowing down on our Cherry tree when Pat first saw her. She yelled at me that a deer was eating our Cherry tree and I wasn't real sure what she said. I came into the kitchen where I could see the tree and sure enough there was a deer nibbling on the tree. I grabbed my camera to get a picture figuring she would take off as soon as she saw me. I took one picture from inside the house and then went outside to scare her away. She wasn't scared and moved over to nibble on the apple tree. I went down from the deck into the yard and started toward her. She just watched me until I was only about 20 feet away and then moved back toward the river. But, she didn't want to leave and I chased here all the way around the back yard into the front yard and finally into the neighbors front yard. This chase was at a medium speed walk. She finally went on up the street the last we saw of her. Never saw a deer so unafraid before. Here are the pictures.
Deer at the Cherry tree.
At the Apple tree.
The beginning of the chase around and out of our yard.
This is a little background about the two Pats. Patrick and Pat were married on March 17, 2008. They met over 40 years ago while working for the same company. Pat left that job after 7 years but Patrick continued on and retired from there after 26 1/2 years. They kept in touch over the years. Thanks to the internet, they reconnected online and began communicating on a regular basis. After over 4 years of dating they tied the knot. Patrick was already retired and Pat retired after they got married. Pat also sold her house and they moved to their current home in June of 2008. Patrick owned a house on Lake Osakis in northern Minnesota and was able to sell it that fall. They are now enjoying retirement on the Sauk River and the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes.