Bambi, Mara, and Rana made a rare visit to the barn on a recent evening, so we opened Yard 2 up for them. All three got very excited when they ended up under the shade tree in the back of the yard together, and there was a mini-celebration.
After dinner, we did what we normally do and put down some food on “Middle Road,” which leads back into Yard 4. But then the three of them split up. Mara headed back toward the barn, most likely to check for scraps remaining from dinner. Rana, who also tends to be interested in leftovers, followed her that way. Bambi, however, knew there was food just down the road and initially went toward the path for more snacks. Before making it out to the first pile of produce, Bambi gave up and decided that time with friends was more important than the food she knew would be waiting for her.
By the next morning, Bambi, Mara, and Rana were still close to the barn. Eventually, Bambi and Mara headed towards the pond, while Rana found Maia and the two napped together in Yard 3 (which we opened up for them). We don’t always know what they do at night but, no surprise, the snacks were gone come sunrise.
Photo of Rana and Bambi