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Vacation Home Rentals: It Can Be Downright Spooky In The Desert At Night...

Downright spooky in the desert at night!I looked out the sliding glass door, and these two eyes glowed at me out of the darkness.

Grab the camera.

Camera out of the case.

Flash on. ISO Sensitivity, 800.

The eyes disappeared, leaving only inky blackness.  Had it left?  Perhaps it only looked away?

Sneak the sliding door open quietly.

Step out on the ramada.

Camera on.

The eyes appeared again out of the darkness, immobile, fixed on me.

Zoom in on the subject.   Flash!

Not so spooky after all!

This mule deer doe was munching on my neighbor's rosebush.  She wasn't spooked by the flash nearly as much as I was spooked by those glowing eyes!

Tucson Estates 2 is perfect for a short term fall or winter vacation.  Located up against Tucson Mountain Park's 140,000 acres of accessible wilderness, we are visited by the most magnificent desert dwellers. 

Short term rental of furnished single family homes can be available for much less than the price of a resort, and hey... You already know someone in the neighborhood.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsMike Jones • October 26 2009 11:28PM

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I like it Darling!  But remember that the deer were also eating my plants!!

Your Darlin'

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Yikes I first thought it was a coyote or something similar. :) ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) about 10 years ago

You reall do catch those moments.  This is great.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 10 years ago

Jane,

Yes, I do!  LOL

Rita,

I didn't know what it was, but as they say, I had my suspicions.  LOL

Darlin'

Thanks for being the first to comment!  ...and I think it's your very first comment on my blog.  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Holy Cow!!!  That would have freaked me out!  I had no idea their eyes did that.  Was there a light that it reflected off of?  

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 10 years ago

Oh, so what did your neighbor have to say about their munched on roses?  Or where they in your yard?  >Lookin' at Ginny's comment<

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 10 years ago

Doreen,

The boulder in front of the deer is on the edge of our yard.  The neighbors have been away for the summer, and should return any day.  The eyes reflect light, and concentrate that reflection.  It's the first time I've been able to capture it with a camera, though.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

What an exciting capture! I hope nobody shoots Bambi. We are having an influx of bear sightings. Have a great day Mike.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 10 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  Right time, right place - but to capture the eyes and then the little guy - you have a such a talent for that!  And we are lucky you share it with us!  Enjoy your day! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Gab,

It's good to see you; thanks for coming by.

Susie,

I think she'll be just fine.  It's illegal to discharge a weapon in the neighborhood.  I want to see a photo of the bear that's frequenting your neighborhood!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Wow, could you imagine being that doe and you sneaking up on her in the dark with a little box that made a big flash and then 'yikes' - I can't see nothin!  Ouch, it's that crazy Mike on his, what was that called, oh yeah, ramada.  Doesn't this guy sleep?  Munch, munch, yum.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 10 years ago

Lyn,

The interesting part of capturing the photo is that the deer didn't bolt when I clicked the shutter.  I wonder if the flash of the camera seemed to be lightning to her?  She put her head down and kept on munching.

(The ramada is a ground level back porch under roof.  That's a support post on the right, and if you look closely in the center, you'll see the doe with her head down.)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Cool shots, Mike!  That first one of just the eyes is really eerie looking.

Mike

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) about 10 years ago

Mike,

It's almost Halloween!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

I was on your side of town yesterday at an Open House (to be auctioned in a few days!) and as I pulled out, a mule deer with a pretty good set of antlers crossed the road in front of me. Beautiful.

Posted by Patrick Randles (Nova Home Loans) about 10 years ago

I love the "eyes only" shot!  Just in time for Halloween!  I have deer in my yard and I've seen plenty at night, but I don't think I've ever seen the glowing eyes.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 10 years ago

Absolutely stunning photos, as usual!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

BarbaraJo,

Not a little underexposed?  LOL

Sharon,

When I was a little kid, my Dad used to tell us "Spooky Stories."  Now it's my turn.  :)

Patrick,

I haven't seen you around the office much this week.  Scouting your fall hunting grounds?  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

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