Do you see the yellow collar on the largest deer in this picture? Our neighbors raised him as a fawn after his mother was killed. When he was small they kept him in a pen near their house, but after he grew bigger they started letting him graze outside the cage, and finally started leaving his cage door open so he can come and go as he pleases. They are in hopes that he will find a herd and learn to run wild as he is meant to.......from the looks of this picture that may have happened.
I watched the deer for quite some time that evening....they came right up to the fence behind our house and the little ones even ran and played a little. After awhile, one by one they lept gracefully over the pasture fence and I thought how wonderful it was getting to share their lives for a few moments.