Monday, January 28, 2008

Deer-Cat

This picture came to me by way of a forward. The source of the picture was attributed to a lady in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, taken on Saturday. Deer on the deck. Looking in the sliding glass door. That would certainly bring excitement in this household! I wouldn't want the deer to be finding their way through the window... Brings to mind the story I read over at Simply Outdoors about Jeff's deer hunt that seemed to find the bucks confused. At any rate, I wanted to share this picture of a buck, nose to nose, looking longingly into the eyes of an individual of the opposite species. You just wonder what they're thinking???

POST UPDATE March 5, 2008: The original photographer of this picture has offered the facts. Please read the following - This is in regards to the deer and Cat photo. It had been brought to my attention that some one claiming to had taken this photo is from Wisconsin. i am just here to say this is not true, i am the owner of this photo and it was posted in the " country Extra" magazine - Jan issue of 2008 - page 22. It clearly states Marilyn Thornbery, outta Colorado was the photographer. i took this shot and a series of approx 10 more in sequence of the interactions between my cat and the deer. so if your reading this Post and can pass along the information and give credit due where it belongs, i'd appreciate it. Thank you, M. Thornbery

24 comments:

SimplyOutdoors said...

Great picture and thanks for the link. That picture is too funny.

CDGardens said...

simplyoutdoors - Glad you found some humor in the picture. I too thought it was pretty funny.

deerPhD said...

Maybe the buck is thinking, "Wanna play until this doe come in heat?"

CDGardens said...

deerPHd - That could be...wish we had insight into the animal psyche. Like "Dr. Doolittle," then again maybe we wouldn't want to know what was on their minds. ;)

The Hunter's Wife said...

That is the cutest picture. Thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

That is a cute picture...I love it....got one I will put on my site tomorrow of a deer-cat. Come check it out! Love your site!

CDGardens said...

Jody & Marian - Thanks for stopping in. I think it is a pretty sweet picture too. Will be coming over to check things at over your ways to see what is happening.;)

Anonymous said...

Hi I received this picture in an email that said it was from PA. Someone told me these are mule deer, which are only found out west, so Wisconsin would be out too! Really cute where ever it's from!

CDGardens said...

Anonymous - Thanks for the information...I guess I didn't look at the type of deer and trusted the FW: info. I was looking at the entertainment factor. ;) Again thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi
I've been trying for the last 17 years,without luck,to take a picture like this.But I enjoy yours anyway.
Incredible shot !!Really cute !!
Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Ann said...

This is in regards to the deer and Cat photo.
It had been brought to my attention that some one claiming to had taken this photo is from Wisconsin.
i am just here to say this is not true, i am the owner of this photo and it was posted in the " country Extra" magazine - Jan issue of 2008 - page 22.
It clearly states Marilyn Thornbery, outta Colorado was the photographer.
i took this shot and a series of approx 10 more in sequence of the interactions between my cat and the deer. so if your reading this Post and can pass along the information and give credit due where it belongs, i'd appreciate it.
Thank you, M. Thornbery

Merle said...

I would truly like to speak with the persom who claims to have taken that shot because it was taken just outside the Sequoia National Park at my ranch with friends as witnesses and I still have the negative. I posted it over two years ago on "MySpace" where it was most likely copied from.

Merle Evans

CDGardens said...

Merle - I found a little more information here http://forums.netphoria.org/general-chat-message-board/155552-two-deer-cat-3.html

It takes a little bit of reading but Marilyn Thornbery's son Kent,has listed her e-mail address as of two years ago.

Anonymous said...

So does anyone know who really took this photo? Is it a public domain photo that can be printed without permission?

Thank you for any information!

CDGardens said...

I honestly don't know who actually owns the picture with two or three people claiming the rights so far.

I received it as an e-mail FW: so I assume someone had to have found it online somewhere...I got it back in January 2008. I found it entertaining, posting it and placing information that I found or came to me about it. Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

I love your photo! Animals are so innocent why can't we humans treat each other so wonderfully? A friend sent this to me and I put it up in my office for the patients I care for to enjoy. Everyone falls in love with it the minute they see it! All my co workers have asked me to email it to them so they can enjoy it too..Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful moment!!

CDGardens said...

Anonymous - I am glad the picture has been a positive experience for you and those around you. I too think it is very sweet. Thank you for your visit.

Anonymous said...

My mother took the picture, Marilyn Thornbery.

CDGardens said...

Hi Anonymous- You must be Kent? Truly I would like to ask where we might see more pictures of the sequence spoken of by your mother in a previous comment here. Thanks for stopping by.

Marilyn Ann - Mar 5, 2008 06:53 PM

" This is in regards to the deer and Cat photo.
It had been brought to my attention that some one claiming to had taken this photo is from Wisconsin.
i am just here to say this is not true, i am the owner of this photo and it was posted in the " country Extra" magazine - Jan issue of 2008 - page 22.
It clearly states Marilyn Thornbery, outta Colorado was the photographer.
i took this shot and a series of approx 10 more in sequence of the interactions between my cat and the deer. so if your reading this Post and can pass along the information and give credit due where it belongs, i'd appreciate it."

Thank you, M. Thornbery

Anonymous said...

Omg ! There's a women on facebook claiming that her picture she took up the mountains is her's someone needs to call her out that's pretty pathetic, by the way look her up on timeline on facebok her name is Leighanne doyle hammer everyone should leave her a message she's a fake.Only the original person of this photo should get credit so call her out on this by the way in a decent manner. p.S THAT SHOULD BE A VIOLATION USING A PICTURE THAT IS NOT YOURS..

CDGardens said...

Anonymous - Thank you for your Facebook observation.

It is unethical to use someone elses pictures, or written material, without permission if they aren't attributed to the rightful owner.

That is why I have published all the information I have as to who may own this picture on this comment thread.

David Richardson said...

Fox 21 news of Greenville South Carolina just aired this photo (12-29-12 10 pm) and they said that Ryan Maki of Ontario,Canada claimed to have taken the photo 2 days before Chrismas ..Facebook..Fox 21.. /www.facebook.com/foxcarolinanews

David Richardson said...

/www.facebook.com/foxcarolinanews aired that Ryan Maki took photo 2 days before Christmas ..this was aire 10 pm 12-29-12 give 'em a call...They are in greenville,south carolina.. I will send them your name where they can correct it on air..Happy New Year!

CDGardens said...

David Richardson - Thank you for letting me know about Fox Carolina News and Ryan Maki.

Maybe we could just send them my blog name and they can see the history this picture has created since publication in January 2008.