New Year's Day around noon
The urban herd of deer in Port Stanley has been substantially more visible of late
and seems to be growing in numbers.
One of the perks to living in Port Stanley is having so much wildlife right at your
finger tips. It is obvious we have an urban herd of deer as you spot one or two
of them every now and again, and sometimes in spots where you least expect them,
like someone's front lawn on George Street.
I spotted two of them climbing the wooded hill behind the Green Roof Gas Bar on
New Year's Eve day in the early afternoon. In the early afternoon on New Year's
Day four of them were grazing at the foot of the Kettle Creek Golf Course wooded
hill that backs onto Carlow Road.
What is noteworthy of late is that our urban herd is suddenly much more visible
in prime daylight hours, and they seem to be travelling in groups of four or more.
Even the commotion of cleaning up the accident on Carlow Road this morning did not
seem to disturb or dissuade the deer from their grazing.
So keep a sharp eye out when driving to ensure you don't collide with one, and a
camera handy to grab some nature pics.