Chatterbox: In This Month's Issue

Harold the Deer

I think it's cool that this month's issue has stories and poems about fawns, and that even the cover of the magazine has a deer on it. Normally, I wouldn't be surprised, at this, but a few days ago, a deer actually came into my yard. This was really surprising, since I live in a busy town right next to Salt Lake City, and I don't think any deer normally live around here.

I missed seeing the deer myself, since I was in school when he arrived, but my parents showed me some pictures of him. I've never seen a deer up close, and I was surprised at how big he was! My mom first saw him when she went outside to feed our rabbits. He jumped up and down to scare her away, and it worked. When he jumped, his feet came at least three feet off the ground!

My mom ran back inside and grabbed her camera, and took some really cool pictures. Then the deer went over to our grapevine and ate part of it. He went over to the apple tree and ate some of that. (Good thing we had just finished picking all the apples the day before!) After eating his fill, he went and lay down in the grass, looking very pleased with himself. A little while later, he jumped back over the fence and left.

When I got home from school, my parents told me all about the deer. I was pretty bummed out to have missed seeing him, but maybe he'll be back in a few days. I named him Harold. 

submitted by Katherine H., age 13, Utah
(November 2, 2019 - 4:36 pm)

To our knowledge, Harold hasn't come back yet, but we did find some of his droppings in the yard. They look like rabbit droppings, only a little bigger.

submitted by Katherine H., age 13, Utah
(November 7, 2019 - 10:06 pm)
submitted by Top
(November 8, 2019 - 9:57 pm)