Lately I've noticed the deer coming closer to our homes, later in the day than ever before. I spotted these at about 11:00 AM. I'm sure loss of local habitat to development is driving the deer to do this … they've got to eat! Interestingly, and potentially unfortunate for the deer, the animals pictured here actually approached me as I was shooting the photos! Had I been shooting bullets, it would have been nearly point-blank — these guys were only about 20 feet away!