Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dot is a Bitch

While Kevin and I were talking the other day, he said: “Oh, by the way, your friend Dot is a total bitch.”
First of all, Dot is not really what you would classify as a friend.  She is one of our local mule deer—distinguishable due to a conspicuous white spot on her forehead.  She frequents both of our places and is far less fearful than most of the other deer.
“Why do you say she is a bitch?” I asked.
“I was watching her and a bunch of other deer out in my yard the other day.  She walked up to another doe, head-butted her, knocked her on her ass for no apparent reason, and then pushed her down the hill while she was on the ground.”
“Hmm.”  I considered for a bit.  “I know she can be a little pushy up at my place when other deer come around, but I don’t know as she’s a bitch.  Maybe it’s like that thing I read on Facebook: She has exceptional leadership qualities.”

--Mitchell Hegman