A trip to the Texas Hill Country, no matter the time of year is always filled with wonderful wildlife to enjoy: Rabbits, Roadrunners, Jackalopes (just kidding, old Texas joke), and deer..... and more deer...... and did I mention deer?
Considered one of the most densely populated areas of white tail deer in the country, Central Texas boasts greater than 45 deer per square mile according to the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). That means you get to be up front and personal with white tail deer around and on the property of Villa Vigneto Texas.
It is actually a delight to live around so many deer and amazing that you come to recognize the same bucks and does that can hang out for months! While the one downside of living with deer is their prolific desire to eat any sort of vegetation (aka landscaping), the upside outweighs the down as the babies start birthing in June. It is not unusual for Villa Vigneto to have twins born in the yard and it is wonderful that they stay in the yard for several months so you can watch them grow.
This year, a particular "Momma" was a little more than curious about my white furry friend Toby. Here you see how she comes to the window as if to say, "What is that????!!!"
So, welcome to the Deer Country of Texas! While they won't get close enough for you to pet, they do get close enough to enjoy their beautiful brown eyes and precious little "Bambies".