Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Deer don't like cats

Yesterday afternoon I saw a black cat in the back yard.

I always pay attention to black cats; I know it is silly but I always believe it to be a sign from my mother. Whether it is a good sign or a bad sign I don't know, but I usually perceive it as a warning to be on my toes.

The cat vanished to one side of the house. A few minutes later I looked up and saw a small buck, a doe and two smaller deers, this year's fawns, I think. browsing and eating the acorns that have fallen amongst the gravel in the driveway.

The buck suddenly dashed to the side of the house and I moved to see what had sent him running in that direction.

He started chasing the cat; he was quickly joined by the doe. The two fawns stopped eating and stamped their feet.

The cat raced around the house and vanished into the nearby field.

I did not know deer don't like cats, but my husband said he has seen them chase cats like that before.


  1. Not a lover of cats, but that is a handsome looking black cat!


  2. Sounds like a children's story in there somewhere, maybe with a Halloween twist.

  3. I had no idea. I wonder if I can get a pet deer to keep the cats out of my flower bed and bushes?!? HA!

  4. Wow, I didn't know that---very interesting. Some fine shots, by the way!

  5. Yet another reason to like deer...

    Wish they would come by my house and take care of the two that's bothering my fish and fouling my yard.

  6. One night I awoke around 4a.m and my cat was playing with a deer in the yard. The deer was trying to graze, and the cat was pawing at its nose! It was quite a sight.

  7. Maybe the deer don't like to share their acorns lol Pretty pics. Happy T13!

  8. You know I've seen something like this with my white cat and a deer. I'm glad to know it's not just my experience.

  9. It makes sense - cats believe that they're tigers (at least Morris does), and deers seem to think so also.


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