Behind the house we have a very tasty bush
which this young fella seems to enjoy.
These 2 fellas have been hanging around our property this summer, helping themselves to a few of my flowers and our horse shed. I enjoy having them here, but wish Zoey, our dog, would stop thinking they need to be chased off! Today, I sat behind the house with her while we watched this young one nibble on leaves from a bush only 20 feet from us. The deer kept and eye on us, but didn't seem to be too concerned. Eventually, he wandered off down the hill, reappearing a little later in front of the house. This little guy has spikes that are different lengths.