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February 26, 2013

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14 ft - wow, just boggles the mind to think they can leap that far!

Pretty bird and great picture of the deer!

Here, the spring thaw has just begun :-)

Bogie--It seems that a 14-foot leap isn't all that much for a whitetail deer. According to National Geographic: "They use speed and agility to outrun predators, sprinting up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and leaping as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and as far as 30 feet (9 meters) in a single bound." I saw no tracks to suggest that "our" deer was being chased, and there were only three leaps in the straight-away leading to the measured leap; but, it still amazes me!

Stu--Sorry! Perhaps you'll have more winter, later. Other than in mountains, I think that the latest I've seen snow was on 5/5/1950-ish. (Don't ask why I remember the day of the month and not the year - who knows?)

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