Staying On The Path Might Save You

I had a remarkable experience a few weeks ago when I was cycling through the Deer Park.
The Stags were busy sweeping their antlers among a group of trees.
I stood quietly watching the impressive show.

When I was about to cycle, an older stag suddenly came towards me from behind.
Terrified I watched him walk right past me with only a few meters in between but all of a sudden the danger was gone and the awesome impression was all that was left.
It wasn’t me he found interesting but some trees on the other side of the path worth fighting with.
What a relief to find myself ignored 🙂

The rangers recommend visitors to stay on the path, to avoid stressing the animals
Furthermore, the red deer might hurt you seriously should you get in the way.

14 Comments on “Staying On The Path Might Save You

  1. Wonderful pictures. Amazing, if a little unnerving, to be that close.

    • Thanks a lot, George. I had an outstanding experience to find myself in the middle of a ‘stag rush hour’ 🙂

  2. That’s quite an experience! I met up with a bear recently. We stared at each other until I reached for my camera and then it ran. Barely got off a single blurry shot of it.

      • LOL! Feeding the bears is considered very bad juju! We want our bears to be frightened of us. We don’t want to be associated in any way with – or as – food.

    • They are magnificent animals, though it is sensible to keep a distance.
      It is lovely to see the deer graze on a quiet day. Very moody.

    • Thank you so much, Maryam. The deer add a wonderful atmosphere to the park. You are not always able to spot the animals. The deer have their preferred areas depending on the season and if it is hot or cold.
      All the best,
      Hanna

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