We got to talking about human encroachment as we of Swedish and French descent sat around the dining room table enjoying our humble attempt at observing Cinco de Mayo.
Anyway, as we sat enjoying our soft shell tacos and Coronas with lime and a couple shots of really nice tequila, three does came into view and just lingered at the edge of the back yard. It briefly turned the conversation to an acknowledgement of the reality that even in this rather thickly settled, well established neighborhood, there are all sorts of animals sharing what remains of the woods and open space around us. And sometimes they come pretty close.
Deer, bear, coyotes, turkeys, woodcocks, even a fisher have been seen in yards and workplaces. The animals have found a way, and we are reminded of that with some regularity.