I find white-tailed deer get spooked quite easily, when they are in a open meadow, not a problem. But when run through heavy vegetation I'm always afraid they will hurt themselves, so if I see them before they see me, I give them a heads up. In this case there were two front of me. They looked at me, stared and then went back to eating, repeated that few times before moving away. They did not go far, I walked to where they were spotted and I could see them in the deep snow looking back at me from about 40 meters. Then they decided to run, tails raised, one by one jumping thorough the snow, I got the picture of the second deer just as she was about to land.
Until next moment,