I came home at two a.m. to find the two deer who have been eating my flowers startled in the street in front of my house so I parked, went in to get a jacket, and then back out to follow the deer. I found them again two houses up the street grazing on the yard at the corner. They were aware that I was out there so I crossed the street to where it was darker, more shaded. I walked closer, slowly but not silently. The deer watched in my direction knowing that there was something there but unsure what. I stepped out from the shadow of a tree in the boulevard and the deer saw me clearly. It snorted and, startled, it crossed the street with the other deer following. I crossed the street too, keeping the same distance as the deer kept watching in my general direction. They didn't move far though and when they still hadn't retreated to the forest, I walked boldly towards them. They let me approach to about 20 feet then took off across the yard of the mansion. I followed along the side walk until I was again close enough to boldly walk up, this time talking to them saying, "it's okay. I won't harm, you." Then they finally went into the woods. My goal in all this was to keep them away from my flowers and to also see just how close I could get to them. I think I'll go back out and make sure they are back in the forest where they belong.