A Trophy Hedge Trimmer


These photos were taken on August 28, 2021 at 3:57 AM


The location was near an off road from Rock Creek Park with cuts through a lot of Washington DC


The "Take It!" came as this not so large deer ambled across the road I had turned on to, after making one of my usual stops.  I was taken aback by his casual saunter and decided to make a U Turn to catch a photo of him.  He decided to move into a drive in front of a large apartment building which had a hedge in front of it which was just about at the height of his head.  I decided to take photos of the silhouette* of his antlers and not use the flash on my camera in order to not scare him off.  While I am not a hunter - one can easily see he would have been a prize for someone who was.


I drove away having enjoyed this brief glimpse of nature showing itself in the midst of all our turmoil.


Wishing everyone a chance to see some of the same where ever you are.


All my best




*Yes, I used the dictionary for this word - lol - even spellcheck could not figure out what to suggest with my original entry - lol

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    SF1967 (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:21)

    It took me a moment to realize that was a buck.

  • #2

    Jim (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:22)

    There are a few words it seems like I ALWAYS need spellcheck for, silhouette is one of them lol.

  • #3

    Sally (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:24)

    Our youngest was convinced this was cactus. She would not relent. Although she is learning about cactus in school, so I think she’s seeing cactus everywhere.

  • #4

    GpaJake (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:25)

    Looks like it would make a good trophy buck.

  • #5

    MHampy (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:26)

    I hear deer are a huge problem in your area. Is that true? I read an article that said they are at ‘pest’ levels.

  • #6

    Teri (Sunday, 19 September 2021 11:28)

    That faucet is doing it’s best antler impression with its shadow…something I never would have noticed were it not for your website.