I headed out into the garden this afternoon just as the skies started clouding over and a little tiny rain shower began. (Honestly, the clouds can do better than that, barely got me wet). I was intending to go on a moth hunt for my 30 Days Wild today but I got sidetracked by something far more amazing.
I was chasing a cat out of my garden, when I noticed another movement off to the side heading down towards the pond. So I headed over to look and there was this beautiful Muntjac Deer just staring at me. Unfortunately it had blocked itself into a dead end and so opted for the approach of "if I stand really really still, maybe I'll become invisible." Sadly for it, it definitely wasn't invisible, but I didn't try and get too close - it was one side of the pond, I was across the pond and further back into the lawn, perhaps 3m away? It let me take a few photos and then I quietly retreated and let it go about its business. But it was such an amazing encounter with a wild deer that wasn't in a nature reserve or deer park - an actual real wild deer! So amazing!
Could those beautiful eyes get any bigger!?