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  This is everyone's worldMar 15, 2019 11:13 PM PDT | url
 
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It's been a long winter, but we're finally starting to defrost a little here: patches of grass are beginning to peep out from beneath their crusty blankets of snow.
 
And the day after the grass reappeared, so did...its hunters.
 
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This morning, in fact, the widening patches of grass in my yard had not one, not two,
 
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but three hungry admirers of the ruminant variety.
 
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I think it was a mother and two fawns. (Can you see the smallest? Only its head is showing from behind a tree there. Hint: follow mama's gaze.) The larger fawn sat down on a grassy patch right beneath my kitchen window for about ten minutes while mama grazed and listened.
 
My yard is the high ground at one end of a long, lightly forested hillside that runs down to the left, eventually ending in a large park. Earlier in the week, the first day the grass emerged, two deer (the second appeared and followed just after the first left) had already found it.
 
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Coming back from my walk today, I took a path along the small river running along the park, and saw separate groups of deer on both sides, midway up the hillsides—as well as their well-trod paths through the snow, thoroughly criss-crossing both areas. They aren't wasting any time!
 
Before the deer, though—before the real thaw had quite started, but was in the air—I had a smaller, lunch time visitor:
 
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Lord of the snowy domain—at least for a day or so.
 
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