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Comic 2817 - Ep. 36, Page 40

15th Mar 2019, 10:39 PM in Episode 36 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 15th Mar 2019, 10:39 PM edit delete
This is everyone's world.

It's been a long winter, but we're finally starting to defrost a little here: patches of grass are beginning to peep out from beneath their crusty blankets of snow.

And the day after the grass reappeared, so did...its hunters.


This morning, in fact, the widening patches of grass in my yard had not one, not two,


but three hungry admirers of the ruminant variety.


I think it was a mother and two fawns. (Can you see the smallest? Only its head is showing from behind a tree there. Hint: follow mama's gaze.) The larger fawn sat down on a grassy patch right beneath my kitchen window for about ten minutes while mama grazed and listened.

My yard is the high ground at one end of a long, lightly forested hillside that runs down to the left, eventually ending in a large park. Earlier in the week, the first day the grass emerged, two deer (the second appeared and followed just after the first left) had already found it.


Coming back from my walk today, I took a path along the small river running along the park, and saw separate groups of deer on both sides, midway up the hillsides—as well as their well-trod paths through the snow, thoroughly criss-crossing both areas. They aren't wasting any time!

Before the deer, though—before the real thaw had quite started, but was in the air—I had a smaller, lunch time visitor:


Lord of the snowy domain—at least for a day or so.