Thanks for sticking this up Len as I recently recalled a few items I missed while I jotted that article.
Just a few days ago I was on my way to check out a field and saw a fawn (small and still wearing spots) racing across the road and through the fields, this won't seem unusual to most folks but it did cause me to chuckle a little... I have learned a few things about fawns and deer in general but what struck me funny about this instance was that it had just started raining (large drops) after a protracted dry spell. The little fawn racing around caused me to recall the first time I encountered fawns at the beginning of a hard rain (first rain post-drought). I was standing on the edge of a shin-high corn field looking across into the woodline when the first few rain drops began to fall... all was well for a bit but about 30 seconds into the shower two fawns popped to their feet not 20 yards from me. They were obviously startled, racing about in circles and hopping corn rows, and at first I couldn't figure what was up to cause this response. One of the pair soon spotted me and in a rabid dash headed straight for me (suicide run I thought), this is when I noticed the little critter was juking and ducking as each large drop hit it... The startled little things were scared to death by whatever invisible evil was touching them and they were doing their best to outrun it in their first ever experience with rain drops.
Another item I should mention while thinking of corn fields is what I call 'deer fishing'. I often setup on a sidehill, a little raise or in a stand that overlooks corn and casually look for the tell-tale shaking of the corn stalks as the deer rip the ears from the stalk. A fella can cover a large field with this technique and if need be quarter a path to the deer for the kill.
Young deer aren't very conservative in their corn eating antics. I once watched a little button buck eat soft corn off the ear. Having never seen deer pick and eat corn I just assumed they'd eat it like we humans do... wrong!! This little buck would first grab an ear by the silk end and vigorously pull down to rip it from the stalk, shuck intact. Once the ear was on the ground the buck placed a hoof on the ear and ripped the shuck back to expose a strip of corn kernels... it then took a few bites of the exposed corn and abandon the ear. It didn't pull off another strip of shuck to eat more corn working its way around till the ear was empty as I thought it would do...it just abandon the ear after a few bites... It did however step forward and pull another ear from the next stalk re-enacting the entire few bites off an ear and then get another fresh ear.... I watched in amazement for a while and then terminated the session/lesson. Many deer eat pumpkins and squash in about the same manner, kick a hole in a pumpkin... take a few bites... step to another pumpkin... kick a hole... a few bites... bang!
They are interesting critters to watch.