Dot, the mule deer, is back. She was a regular visitor last year, but disappeared for most of the winter. I was a bit concerned she might have perished during our hard winter. Happily, I have seen Dot a couple of times over the last week or so.
Dot is a bit unusual. She does not display a great deal of skittishness toward humans. She also tends to be alone quite a bit.
When I first saw her outside my window this spring, I grabbed a couple of uncooked Brussel sprouts and threw them at her from my door. I also kept a few for myself. We had a kind of moment there, each of us looking at one another, eating our Brussel sprouts.--Mitchell Hegman