Well, no wonder Sunny, our dog, went ballistic just before supper last night. This little fella was not too afraid - I was able to walk around a bit and right up to the edge of the deck taking pictures, including using the flash. All the while I could hear his sister off to the left in the bush, walking up the creek bed. The deer finally ambled off, not because I scared it off - I was whistling and talking to it and even stamping my feet on the deck trying to see if he would make a move, looking for the "flee or stay" sound/motion" point. In the end, he just moved on slowly up the laneway.