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Doe #7 – Available for Adoption!

At ~6 years old, this graceful beauty makes her home in Mt. Storm Park and the surrounding yards of Lafayette Avenue. She is often seen with her BFFs, ~7 year old Doe #11 and ~4 year old Doe #36. Spayed on our very first night of operations in December 2015, Doe #7 has a special place in our hearts.

If you would like to name or sponsor Doe #7,  please let us know!

(This post last updated 09/2019)

Doe #27 – Available for Adoption!

We’re not quite sure how we got so lucky as to have Doe #27 in the neighborhood, because clearly this ~9.5 year old beauty belongs in Hollywood.  When she’s not striking a pose for our field cameras, Doe #27 can be found strolling through Mt. Storm Park and the surrounding woods and yards with gal pal Doe #2, who is ~7.5 years old.  

Can you think of a name that captures Doe #27’s star power?  Or would you like to sponsor her?  If so,  please let us know!

(This post last updated 09/2019)

Doe #45 – Available for Adoption!

A member of “the selfie generation,” this quirky, curious ~5.5 year old  never passes up an opportunity to ham it up for our field cameras. When she’s not striking a pose, Doe #45 can be found strolling through the yards and surrounding woods of Amazon Avenue with her family, Does #5 and #33, both of whom are ~6.5 years old, and Doe #6, who at ~8.5 years old is family matriarch.

Doe #45 enjoying dinner with BFFs Does #5 and #6

Do you have the perfect name for Doe #45, or would you like to sponsor her?  If so, she’d love to hear from you!

(This post last updated 09/2019)

Louise (Doe #62)

Adopted and Named by:  Laurie Briggs

Named for:  Louise Sawyer, the spirited, law-evading waitress played by Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise

Sponsored by: Louise is still looking for sponsors!  If you are interested, please let Louise know

Louise and her as yet untagged daughter, born Spring 2018, prior to Louise’s spaying.

Louise is the deer who knows there is no such thing as a free lunch.  So while her friends race to be the first to grab a bite at our bait stations, Louise will hold back, scan the area for signs of trouble, and then keep a close eye on any humans in her vicinity while she eats.  These traits allowed her to cleverly evade our darters for three field seasons in a row.  We’re pleased to say that when our darters finally caught up with Louise in August 2018, she was spayed without incident and no convertibles or cliffs were involved.  As of the time of this posting (September 2019), Louise is ~4.5 years old.

When Louise isn’t running from the law, she  can be found in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet (age ~6.5), Doe #55 aka Ethel (age ~3.5), Doe #49 a/k/a  Gladys (age ~6.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter (her fawn from Spring 2018). 

Louise, Harriet, Ethel and Gladys are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”

 

Ethel (Doe #55)

Adopted and Named by: Sally Skillman & Nancy McGaughey

Named for:  Ethel Mertz,  Lucy Ricardo’s fun-loving sidekick in I Love Lucy.

Sponsored by: Ethel is looking for sponsors!  If you are interested, please let Ethel know

Maybe it is her relatively young age (~3.5 years old as of September 2019), or maybe it is just her fear of missing out on fun, but Ethel loves being where the action is.  Whereas other members of her family will take periodic “me” time, Ethel prefers company.  Not to say she’s indiscriminate – while she’s happy to socialize with other adults, she has no patience for neighborhood fawns and won’t be offering to babysit anytime soon!

Ethel in Mt. Storm Park with Harriet (Doe #23) and Louise (Doe #62) – before Louise was tagged

Ethel resides in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet (age ~6.5), Doe #62 a/k/a Louise (age `4.5), Doe #49 a/k/a  Gladys (age ~6.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter.  

Ethel, Louise, Harriet, and Gladys are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”

Harriet (Doe #23)

Adopted and Named by: Sally Skillman & Nancy McGaughey

Named in honor of:  Harriet Tubman,  American abolitionist, political activist, and leader.  

Sponsored by: Harriet is looking for sponsors!  If you are interested, please let Harriet know

Harriet is the calm and fearless leader whom the other does in her family group gladly follow.  She likes a lot of time to wander alone, but at the first sign of trouble (such as an aggressive buck harassing the smaller females), she is right there to protect her family and lead them to safety.  Her job as family leader and protector used to be shared with her big sis Doe #24, with whom she had an incredibly close bond, but sadly Doe #24 was killed by a speeding car on Ludlow in 2018.  Since Doe #24’s untimely death, Harriet seems to have become closer to Gladys (Doe #49).   At the time of this posting (September 2019), Harriet is ~6.5 years old.  

Harriet lives in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #62 a/k/a Louise (age ~4.5), Doe #55 aka Ethel (age ~3.5), Doe #49 a/k/a  Gladys (age ~6.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter.

Harriet, Louise, Ethel and Gladys are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”

Ruth (Doe #60)

Adopted and Named by: Beth Whelan

Named in honor of: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sponsored by:  Molly Sayles. Ruth would love to have more sponsors!  If you are interested, please let Ruth know

Like her namesake, Ruth is resourceful, determined, and tough as nails. And dare we say, notorious? Rarely away from her best friend Grace (~4.5 yr. old Doe #63), Ruth has been spotted napping on Hedgerow, munching groundcover on Hosea, nuzzling with Grace on Lorraine, strolling up Old Ludlow hill, grazing on Manor Hill, eating from bird feeders on Gano, making an appearance outside a Super Bowl party on Whirham in January, and spending a Wednesday hanging out outside the dentist’s office on Whitfield. She and Grace have even been spotted – twice! – making excursions all the way over to the Zoo and back! lounging in yards on Ludlow. All this despite sustaining a serious leg injury on Christmas Day 2018 that left her limping for several months.

At the time of this posting (September 2019), Ruth is ~2.5 years old. Because they seem to pop up everywhere, Ruth and Grace are known around the neighborhood as the “Where’s Waldos” of Clifton.

 Gladys (Doe #49)

 Gladys (Doe #49)

Gladys out for a stroll in Mt Storm Park with her friend “Thelma,” who hopefully will soon be sporting ear tags of her own!

Adopted and Named by: Sally Skillman

Named for: Gladys Kravitz, the nosey and rather high strung neighbor from the TV show “Bewitched.”

Sponsored by: Gladys is still looking for sponsors!  If you are interested, please let Gladys know

If you are out for a walk in Mt. Storm Park and have the strange feeling of being watched, it just might be Gladys surveilling you from behind a bush.  Gladys, age ~6.5 as of this posting (September 2019), likes to keep close tabs on what her human neighbors are up to and is the first to notice and check out anything and anyone new in the neighborhood.  In fact, Gladys seems so well informed about our field operations (heading deep into the woods with her family and friends whenever our darters come to town) that we have to wonder if she spies our planning meetings!

When she isn’t looking over garden walls and keeping up with the latest neighborhood gossip, Gladys can be found in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 (age ~6.5), Doe #55 (age ~3.5), Doe #62, a/k/a “Louise” (age ~5.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged daughter.

Spayed in our January 2017 field operations, Gladys weighed in at a svelte ~145 lbs.  To sponsor Gladys, just give her a shout!

We can all relate to Gladys’ awkward family portrait, can’t we?  

Juniper (Doe #19)

Juniper (Doe #19)

Adopted and Named by: Lauren Stoll

Why Lauren chose the name: Sometimes a name just fits! Having watched Doe #19 wandering about the Cincinnati Women’s Club property several times, Lauren felt drawn to the name Juniper, or Junie for short, and we here at “deer headquarters” think its perfect!    

Sponsored by: Junie would love to have you as a sponsor!  If you are interested,  please let us know!

For the first two years of our program, Juniper was our resident culinary critic, eschewing the offerings of corn at our bait sites that most other deer find so alluring.  In fact, a member of our team once observed her sniffing disdainfully at the corn before turning away with her head held high, rather as though she had expected a four star restaurant only to be taken through a McDonald’s drive-thru. 

We aren’t quite sure what changed, but these days Junie is a frequent visitor to our bait sites. Has our corn gotten better or has she lowered her culinary standards?   She’s not saying ….

Juniper, aged ~8.5 as of this posting (September 2019), lives on Amazon

Juniper enjoying a meal with BFF Doe #17 and #17’s son

Avenue with her BFF, ~7.5 year old Doe #17.   The pair is often seen with Doe #17’s son (who unlike most bucks, hasn’t yet left his mother and auntie).

Juniper was spayed in December 2015, at which time she weighed ~160 lbs.

Doe #48 – Available for adoption!

Doe #48

Remember the “Pig-Pen” character in the Peanuts comic strips? The sweet little boy who was always very dirty? While we’ve promised Doe #48 that her name will be much more dignified than that, we have to admit the resemblance is a bit uncanny.  Doe #48’s tags are always, irrevocably, dirty.  Day and night, fair weather and foul, she gives the appearance of someone who has just enjoyed a refreshing mud bath.  To each their own, #48, to each their own.

Doe #48, now aged ~8, was spayed in our January 2017 field operations together with her daughter, Doe #50 (now 2 yrs old).  This inseparable mother-daughter duo, together with Doe #50’s twin sister,  Doe #58, live in Edgewood Grove and the surrounding yards.

Doe #48 in Edgewood Grove with daughter, Doe #50

If you are interested in naming or sponsoring Doe #48, she’d love to hear from you!

(last updated September 2019)