Mom And The Kids

I stopped along Woodland Avenue on my way to work this morning to grab this photo of a doe and her fawns feeding on fallen crabapples on the lawn of Corncordia Lutheran Church. They are regulars at the tree and are frequently seen by motorists on Woodland Avenue. They may glance up at traffic, but, like most deer in the city of Duluth, they seem to be unfazed by human activity.

They’re beautiful critters. I like watching them. But they can be a hazard to cars and trucks, to say nothing of tulips and hostas.

Duluth’s deer herd is being thinned currently. The city’s bowhunt for deer opened Saturday and continues through Dec. 31. Last fall, hunters took 567 deeer in the city hunt, 84 percent of them antlerless.