A Fall in Time: Week Eight
3rd to the 9th of November
Eight weeks in the woods, and winter was arriving early.
By the end of this week things were very much hanging in the balance.
This week, I mentioned walking right into the middle of a herd of deer, without them being any the wiser. In this video, I am standing between two oaks growing closely together and this hind has no idea I am there. The video is not the best (it was taken on my old Canon SX20IS camera, rather than a dedicated video unit), but it serves to show how close you can get to wild animals, if you are either careful, lucky, or a combination of the two.
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