The town that we are volunteering in has the oddest attraction at its center--a huge, fenced field, home to a small herd of deer. Furthermore, there is a small vending machine where you can buy boxes of 'approved deer food' to hand feed to these deer. The deer are so used to this that whenever the money clinks into the machine, their ears prick up and they start sauntering towards the fence! Of course, I had virtually limitless joy in feeding, petting and playing with these unusual domesticated animals.
This was the first time I had ever been so close to a deer!
Obviously this was an exciting experience for me.
This was our view of the deer as they eagerly ate the cracked corn and grains we fed them.
They looked rather like overgrown stuffed animals, but they were real!
The deer came right up to the fence, which was fantastic.
This was obviously a popular family activity.
Ears perking up as more deer realized they were missing out on being fed.