OH DEER! Rebel deer defies the rules as he drinks from banned fountain

PIC BY KAREN HEID-STEGNER/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The deer walking around Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York) - Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain. Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states water not for drinking, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway. The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York. Karen, 63, said: Id gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake. SEE CATERS COPY.

Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain.

Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states ‘water not for drinking’, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway.

PIC BY KAREN HEID-STEGNER/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The deer walking around Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York) - Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain. Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states water not for drinking, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway. The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York. Karen, 63, said: Id gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake. SEE CATERS COPY.

Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain. 

The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York.

Karen, 63, said: “I’d gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake.

PIC BY KAREN HEID-STEGNER/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The deer walking around Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York) - Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain. Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states water not for drinking, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway. The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York. Karen, 63, said: Id gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake. SEE CATERS COPY.

 Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states water not for drinking, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway. 

“The sunrise was spectacular that day, but these friendly little deer frolicking between the graves were what caught my eye.

“My first thought when I saw the deer drinking was, ‘I’m really in the right place at the right time!’

PIC BY KAREN HEID-STEGNER/ CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The deer drinking the water in Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York) - Oh deer! This rebel deer decided to throw caution to the wind and break the rules when he drank from a banned fountain. Although a sign by the water fountain clearly states water not for drinking, the defiant deer strolled straight up and drank from it anyway. The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York. Karen, 63, said: Id gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake. SEE CATERS COPY.

The funny scene was caught on camera by photographer Karen Heid-Stegner, at Watkins Glen Cemetery in New York. Karen, 63, said: Id gone to the cemetery at dawn to get some sunrise photos of the lake.  

“If it had been any other angle, I wouldn’t have got a clear shot through the gravestones.

“I reacted so quickly with the camera that I didn’t even notice what the sign said – it was only when I got home and uploaded my photos that I read what it said.

“When I realised I laughed until I cried – I couldn’t believe I’d captured such a gem.”