It was a relief to spot these twin yearlings when they reappeared at dusk on Wednesday (March 6). We hadn’t seen them for a while, but we had seen fresh coyote tracks.


The twins are smaller than many of their 2018 White-Tailed Deer birth mates, having been born later in the year. They’re the slowest of the herd in snow. However, their coats are as dense as any and they seem to be enjoying their first winter. As usual, Mom was close by; she’s partial to maple tree suckers when nosing through the snow for dinner is difficult.


(Brooklin, Maine)