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Young buck

By , August 24, 2011

A young deer crosses the path in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

I frequently encounter joggers, walkers, cyclists, workers, rabbits, squirrels, and birds on my near-daily rides and walks through Mount Pleasant Cemetery, but this is the first time I’ve seen a deer. He was right near the Bayview entrance munching on some floral tributes before crossing the path to see what tasty treats await on the other side. I encounter deer often enough in the Don Valley that I’m not really surprised to see them in the city, but they usually bolt as soon as they see or hear you. This one walked almost straight toward me to get to the path—I moved twice to keep my distance—and didn’t seem fazed by any of the other people who passed no more than 15 metres away.

Also, I’m going to start carrying a real camera with me again; this phone camera just doesn’t cut it.

2 Responses to “Young buck”

  1. Nice! Have you seen any foxes? I saw one (a red fox, I think) last summer, near the Massey mausoleum—it jogged parallel to the road, fairly close to us, going who knows where.

    • Val Dodge says:

      I haven’t seen any foxes in the cemetery yet, though I know they’re around. I’ve seen several nearby in the Don Valley, and even saw one trotting down the middle of my street a number of years ago.

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