More deerses

Los alamos seems to be awash in creatures this month. I have seen more than my fair share of coyotes and mule deer in the canyons and hills around town.

It seems the does and fawns are clustered on the south side of town near the lab and back gate while the males are up in canyons over town and around the perimeter trail. A few nice run ins with fawns skittering across the road in terror as I approach on my bike.

My morning commute often takes me down a sandy two track. I often see fresh hoofprints and shortly thereafter the owners of the hoofs observing me just off the trail. And just as often, i spy the coyotes who are eagerly awaiting a false move by the mule deer.

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