As I often do, I took the slow way home last week through Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area.
I had stopped to photograph some passionflower, when these deer came racing around the corner. They were heading straight towards me, so I just stood still by the JEEP and waited.
There was some confusion at first.
The buck stops here.
The buck stopped to survey the situation ... a potentially fatal mistake for him this time of year. I believe archery season has begun and Devil's Hammock is a multiuse area.
Some weren't convinced that they should turn and flee and they kept coming.
That didn't last too long though and soon they turned whitetail and reversed direction.
Last to leave was the buck.
The show over, I continued on down the road, but did not pass the buck.