Whitetail Deer along walking path at Parc Omega
Many types of deer live at Parc Omega including Elk, Red Deer, Whitetail Deer and Fallow Deer. They roam the park at will. The more adventurous deer will come up to the car and take a carrot from you. The more timid deer eagerly eat one thrown to them from the window of the car.
David feeding carrots to a deer
This Whitetail Deer was along a walking path. Parc Omega was eagerly awaiting the birth of a few fawns. She looked like she was expecting. My son David offered her a carrot which she gladly accepted.
Deer walking along the car path at Parc Omega
I like this picture of a deer taken at Parc Omega. It looks like a female who is still shedding her winter coat. I am not sure what type she is.
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Mactaquac Provincial Park is located approx 15 kilometres west of Fredericton New Brunswick along the Saint John River. I was driving on highway 105 along the edge of the park around 9 in the morning and spotted a deer standing by the side of the road. I quickly pulled over and grabbed my camera off the back seat of the car. I walked slowly towards the deer taking photos as I crept forward. She was very interested in what I was doing and stood still for at least two or three minutes. Then a noisy truck and trailer was coming down the road in the opposite direction. She hesitated a moment and then took off into the bush. She made my day!
These photos were taken with a Canon 70-300 mm lens. As discussed in other posts – when I pulled over to the side of the road I made sure to turn off the car and remove the keys from the ignition, so there would be no warning sounds of leaving the key in the ignition when I opened the door. One of the most important things is not scaring the wildlife before you even get your camera out!