the Baby Deer Wears Spots
ago, the Great Spirit was looking over the earth and thinking
of the things he had done, for the many living creatures.
"I have helped almost every creature, " the
Great Spirit said. "I gave the porcupine quills,
the wolf sharp, strong teeth, the buffalo horns and the
deer swiftness. In fact, I have given nearly every creature
some form of defense to use when in danger."
a mother deer sped by, followed by her baby. "Great
Spirit, " said the mother deer, "You gave all
of us some means of protection, but how can my little
one keep away from danger?"
"I will take care of that," replied the Great
Spirit. "I will make your baby hard to see."
So the Great Spirit carefully painted spots, upon the
baby deer's body, until it blended in with the grass and
that time on, the mother deer would eat while the baby
slept. The spots disappear when the baby deer is full
grown, but then the spots are no longer needed. The gift
of speed then protects the full grown deer from danger.