Yes, she was that close. She was about 10 steps from the porch eating our Holly. I think the deer are getting a bit too familiar now. Perhaps things will be better when some of the snow melts. There is a small herd of 8 deer that are eating shrubs and evergreen trees by us and our next door neighbours. They ignore our barking dog as she is tied up, but they still run from us for a few metres anyway.