Extreme cuteness sighting!

  1. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I can't sleep, so I'm going to tell you what I saw on my way to work the other day that was astoundingly cute but sadly I was unable to stop for a picture.

    I was driving across a bridge that crosses a river near its outlet to the ocean and the tide was out. When the tide is low a sandbar is exposed in this river that extends almost all the way across. When I looked down at this sandbar I spotted a doe and traipsing after her in single file were newborn triplets! They were so tiny! So cute!

    I so wish I could have taken a picture to share:)
     
  2. el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Aww.. that would've made my day. :)
     

  3. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Made mine:)
     

  4. aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    Good timing and what a nice way to start the day. Alison
     

  5. Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    Nice! Were they hare, rabbit, rat, ferret, deer or kangaroo?
     
  6. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    LOL oh right, doe applies to more animals than just deer:p

    We have Black-Tailed Deer here:)
     
  7. Jsigmo Well Known Member Member

    That was a great sight. It's the kind of thing that really does make for a great memory.

    Every once in a while, we see something like that, and it brightens our world.
     
  8. Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I was being a little mischievous there, it was always going to be deer but luckily you are a good sport!

    We have deer in our city as the population in the countryside has blossomed.

    There is relatively little hunting in the countryside though poisoning is still a problem.

    At work we had to dart a Roe buck in one of our parks and remove it to a countryside location. What a beautiful animal, it almost made me cry to chase it around. I wanted to leave a gap in the fence but the police insisted we remove it as they were worried it could cause a traffic accident. It seems that people don't realise they are all around us and there is no need to be alarmed.

    As we become more cut off from nature with our modern lives we lose much of our empathy for living things but being so close to this animal brought out my respect for what it takes to survive in the wild. I felt humbled.
     
  9. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    It is sad. Though tbh the deer population is excessive in some parts of the city here. It's just not sustainable. What bothers me though is when people build their beautiful homes in the middle of wilderness and then call out the conservation officer when a bear shows up. It's a "joke" here that if you call them out they will conserve the animal...by shooting it. There was just recently an unfortunately famous case where an officer shot a mother bear but then defied orders to shoot both of her cubs and instead moved them to a rehabilitation centre. He was fired:(

    I am terrified of bears but I will readily admit that my fear is mostly irrational and comes from a run-in I had with a black bear when I was 7. I certainly don't want them killed!
     
  10. bleedingheartmommy Member Member

    I was camping in Montana as a teen and was woken one night by the sound of crunching. I thought it was our (pure white Alaskan) wolf Astro (rescued her as a pup abandoned in the woods of Ak) but as I stuck my head out the tent I find 2 baby cubs eating out of the dogs dish (guess Neutro is tasty to bears too lol) I immediately wake the other campers cause I knew momma couldn't be far... my dad ended up knocking family friend Mike out as his response was to grab his shotgun, instead of get away from the cubs and move to safety until cubs and mom left. So many people forget that it is WE who are invading the animals back yard not the other way around. Even when city folk go out to the sticks they have this misconception that the native animals are to be feared and therefore killed. Its like "hey buddy, who do ya suppose was here before the highway, stores, and overpopulation of humans where you live. The wildlife. If your not inclined to help them, at lest leve them be...you nincompoop!"

    I live in Seattle suburbs, and it's only when getting very far north almost Canada until I get nature like that, momma deer and triplets sounds incredible.
     
  11. Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    Lets not forget about our dear sweet ocean..
    It hurts me how uncaring humans are with our beautiful planet.
    Lets not forget to do our part any way we can!
     
  12. Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Any time my roommate and I are at the ocean (or anywhere else for that matter) we pick up the trash that people leave behind. Someone(s) are repeat offenders at one very private location and there's always the packaging from a fast food meal and a couple of beer cans thrown off the embankment. If the tide's low enough I jump down to retrieve all the junk before the ocean comes back in and takes it out to sea:(
     
  13. Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    Thank you for this.
    I do it as well. Its a hard job for just a few people! Too many lazy people man..