Hungry Deer – Watercolour

Spotted these wee beasties not far from my house on Friday. I was out for my usual walk in the woods when I saw them at the side of a field, happily munching on the farmer’s winter crops. Deer normally get closer to inhabited areas when bad weather is on the way. Wildlife really has it hard at this time of year. They didn’t seem to mind but, when I got closer they were off at high speed. Since it is illegal to harm deer here I suppose the farmer might hire me as a sort of scarecrow. I don’t, however, think he would begrudge a small loss of his crops to help these hungry animals.