"Hi, Larry, this Peter Korch. I was so happy to bump into and meet you over by the Osprey platform in Union Bay this morning. My wife Linda and I finished our regular walk at Union Bay and then walked the Yesler Swamp. Among the usual birds we also saw one adult Belted Kingfisher with a juvenile screaming for food wings a flapping. That was fun. We then strolled back to our car in the parking lot at the C.U.H. (Center for Urban Horticulture). As I was loading the camera equipment in the car my wife says, "No Way". I look up to just catch the rear end of this fellow crossing the path down the way. So I grabbed the camera took off and caught a few shots. Took these about 1 hour after we spoke. It was about 12:15p.m. I thought you might get a kick out of this guy, been visiting Union Bay for 30 years seen a lot of great birds and wildlife there but never one of these. I love your work and blog!
Thank you, Peter. I was stunned to see the following photos (Peter's comments included.)
"Very calm, good size
what a treat to see this beauty at Union Bay
lots of great tender greens to eat
Could hear me coming, tricky one to approach with all the dry leaf cover"
This looks like the local native Mule Deer, which may also be called, "The Black-tailed Deer". If you keep your eyes peeled, while visiting the Union Bay Natural Area, you too might get to see this wandering wild creature.
Thanks again! - To Peter.
Have a great day on Union Bay...where even deer graze in the city!
ps: Given the way his left prong is taller than the right, I suggest we call him, "Lefty".