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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 ~7.5), 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 ~), Doe #49 a/k/a  Gladys (age ~7.5), and Louise’s as-yet-untagged yearling (her fawn from Spring 2018).  

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

 Gladys (Doe #49), The Nosy Neighbor

 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, 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 ~5.5), Doe #55 (age ~2.5), Doe #62, a/k/a “Louise” (age ~3.5), and the as-yet-untagged “Thelma.”

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), Culinary Critic

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 ~7.5 as of this posting (November 2018), lives on Amazon

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

Avenue with her BFF, ~6 year old Doe #17.   The pair is often seen with Doe #17’s final fawn, a now-all-grown-up strapping young buck (who unlike most male fawns, hasn’t yet left his mother).

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

Doe #48, Mud Puddle Lover

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, aged ~8 as of this posting (August 2018), 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!





Olive (Doe #52), Tag Fashion Trendsetter

 Olive (Doe #52)

Adopted and Named by:  Alma, Vida, Marieka & Kevin (the Sasquatches)

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

Olive, the last doe treated in our January 2017 field operations, is pictured here on a March 2018 walk through Mt Storm Park. About 4.5 years old as of the date of her adoption (Christmas Day 2018), she is best known for her unique style (she’s often observed wearing her tags wildly askew, as in the photo below), and for following ~7.5 year old Doe #31 worshipfully around the woods of Mt. Storm Park and the yards of Lafayette Avenue.

We aren’t sure if Doe #31 is #52’s mama or big sis, but we are sure that #52 adores her!

Olive weighed in at a healthy ~145 lbs. when she was spayed in January 2017.

Olive having a “bad tag day”

Grace (Doe #63), The “Where’s Waldo” of Clifton

Grace (Doe #63)

Adopted and Named by:  Garrett Parsons

Named in Honor of:  Lauren Grace Stoll

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

Grace’s young son, born Spring 2018. Check out those little buttons on his head, where his antlers will grow!

Sure, she’s as gorgeous as her name suggests, but Grace wants you to know that she’s not just another pretty face. She’s also a deer of action and adventure who has earned a reputation as the “Where’s Waldo” of Clifton. With Ruth (Doe #60, born ~Spring 2017, and likely Grace’s daughter or kid sister) at her side, Grace has been spotted eating from bird feeders on Gano, walking up Old Ludlow hill, munching ground cover on Hosea, grooming Ruth on Lorraine, napping on Hedgerow,  checking out yards on Manor Hill, Lyleburn, and McAlpin, and making a celebrity appearance outside a Superbowl party on Whirham.  Grace and Ruth even made a weekend trip to the Cincinnati Zoo in Fall 2018!

Grace was born ~Spring 2015. She was ~3 years old and a svelte ~140 lbs. at the time of her spaying and adoption in August 2018.

Gloria (Doe #1), The Doe Who Started It All

Gloria (Doe #1)

Adopted and Named by:  Chris Cain and Linda Goldenhar

Named in honor and memory of:  Chris’ mom Gloria, nature lover and best friend to wildlife and people

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

We are so glad that Chris and Linda agreed that the doe who started it all deserves a name … and what a beautiful name it is!  Spayed on the very first night of our very first field season in December 2015, Gloria holds a special place in the hearts of the Clifton Deer Team. Aged ~9 as of her adoption in August 2018, Gloria is proud matriarch to her family and constant companions, twin daughters Does #8 and #10 (~age 6), and granddaughter Doe #41 (age ~3, and Doe #8’s daughter). In fact, we’ve given up trying to get a picture of Gloria alone!

A healthy ~150 lbs when she was spayed, Gloria really likes the corn at our bait stations and just might have packed on a few pounds in recent years. We understand, Gloria, it happens to us all as we age!

Gloria and her family live in the woods between Amazon Avenue and Lafayette, and are frequent visitors to yards in and around that area.



Maliki (Doe #28), The Dancer

Maliki (Doe #28)


Adopted and Named By: Larry Holt

Named in honor of: Granddaughters Maya, Lilah and Killian

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

This gal’s long legs and erect bearing make us think of a graceful dancer! 

Doe #28 out for a summer stroll with her mother, Doe #29, in Edgewood Grove

Age ~5.5 at the time of her adoption (November 2018), Maliki is hard to photograph solo because she rarely goes anywhere without her family, Does #25 (age ~4.5), #42 (age ~3.5), and matriarch #29 (age ~7.5). Maliki spends most of her time in Edgewood Grove and Rawson Woods and the surrounding yards.  She weighed about 150 lbs. at the time she was spayed in December 2015.   

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring Maliki.