It's time for one of the most impressive and colourful season in the Deer Park. Mid seasons in Copenhagen can be really short due to the wind, rain and yo-yo temperatures. But it is usually a spectacle of colours with the numerous parks and greenery that can be found in and around Copenhagen. Just 15mn on the train North of the city and you can find a haven of peace and quiet in the middle of a beautiful wood. Every time I go to Dyrehaven, and without exception, I think of Jurassic Park with its impressive red gates at the various entrances of the park. Then as you wander around you will notice a few white fluffy bottoms trying to blend in the background.
By the way, have you ever wondered why deer have white bottoms? Does it not defeat the purpose of a camouflage? Does it not give it away to their predators? Or is it a way for Mother Nature to give predators a chance maybe? I mean, their whole fur blends in perfectly with the trees, the dark colours of the woods and brown/red-ish grass. So why the white tail?
Well it seems that the minions working behind the Google search bar don't really know the answer - yes my Grandmother thinks that there are actually real people working for Google that answer your questions live when you do a search! I never dared to explain the concept of search engine; it's quite cute really :)
A quick Google search didn't reveal much of an answer but eventually I found that "the flashing of the white when running off signals danger to the rest of the herd".
Surely this must be a flaw in Mother Nature's plans! If she really wanted to help them escape she would have given these poor deer and rabbits a pair of wings!! It's not like a little white fluffy tail is going to save the day, is it?
Well if any of you, readers, know the answer please let us know! :)
Enough philosophising for today. I feel hungover.
A few photos from last year...