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This is mine and DrtyGrl's dog Delilah and her first view of a deer. She didn't know what to think and then the baby deer was just as curious and approached her. Then the stand off began.

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The deer backed down first.

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Our lil Lilah Bean!!!!!!!!!!! That was soo cool to see. The baby kept walking closer and closer to us!!!! I had to start walking backwards with Delilah because I didn't know how close we should be getting.... :)

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