Animals

WPC: Against The Odds

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of February 15, 2017.

This week, share a photo that says “against the odds.” Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

It may have been early November and the middle of rutting season, but even so the very last thing I expected to see that morning was a huge buck swimming across Lake Natoma and climbing out of the water onto the middle of the bike trail.

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Clearly, he was just as surprised as the handful of us early morning trail walkers who stood gaping — and fumbling for our phones and cameras.  Sure, outdoor lovers will occasionally spot a deer or two inside the state park, but how many times do you see a minimum four-point buck trotting down the middle of the bike trail?

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  1. Amazing! We start to take them for granted up here. Missoula has an urban deer herd & not all apprecite them. I live out of town & rarely see deer because of the steep mountain. As an avid gardener, Ive gone from planting things deer don’t like to thinking I’d plant stuff for them, if I ever move to town.

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    • The funny part is that I took the pictures with a cheap Sylvania brand mp3 player that came from my local Big Lots store. I’m just lucky I had it with me!

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