Saturday, November 19, 2016

Oh Deer, Saturday Morning

Our weather is changing drastically from the summery day we had yesterday.  They are forecasting snow flurries.  I looked out this morning to see if more leaves had fallen after yesterday's clean up of the yard and was greeted with this smiling face:


I was busy taking photos and didn't notice the other visitor:
Now granted that he is a young buck, but this doe looks a little too young to be out cavorting with him.  She followed him as he walked away.

So, I'll probably be complaining about more deer next spring.   UGH!!!

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  1. I know you can't stand them, but I love those pictures. Thanks for posting them. I don't have a garden to worry about so I can just enjoy the animals.

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    1. If they were carnivores instead of vegetarians, more folks would dislike them. They get all riled up over coyotes and wolves.

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    2. Not me Denise, I get riled up about people shooting wolves which I love. Don't know much about coyotes.

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    3. My sister and I took a vacation once in Minnesota. We went wolf tracking at the refuge there.

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  2. They are cute to see though! Something I doubt we will see in Phoenix.

    Betty

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  3. Deer are a menace in the garden. The overpopulation of deer in the Chicago area is a major problem. However, many people are very resistant to any realistic solutions.

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    1. Last year they hired sharpshooters in Ann Arbor. They tried to do it in a community near me and the residents went crazy and stopped it. Way back in the 90's when Ted Nugent lived here, he said we needed to do something to control the population and we ignored him. Now we are suffering for it. If they were ugly like wild pigs it wouldn't be a problem to get rid of them.

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  4. If you know anyone who has had Lyme Disease (I do), you lose the idea of "deer being cute". Majestic, perhaps, and I realize many of our problems with them are man made. So far we remain safe from deer in our village, but they've been spotted within blocks of where we live. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. The husband of one of my former employees, a good friend, was diagnosed with it. Then a business colleague from work was hospitalized with a serious case. County health officials refuse to admit that it was contracted in our county. Talk about burying your head in the sand.

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  5. So these deer are like actors.....the older deer is like most older actors and the young deer is like so many young gals who follow the old goats..um...deer around waiting for the, to die to get the millions:) They are waiting for you to feed them...they are diabolically cute....and delicious I have to add.

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    1. I just read that they had five deer at the first Thanksgiving, brought by the Wampanoags. Maybe we could start a new trend. As for feeding them, that only makes it worse. The University told me if I put out feed they would stay out of my yard. WRONG! Trust me on this. That's what I did back in the 90's.

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    2. Oh gosh I agree...I was thinking badly...that you have been feeding them with your beautiful flowers. I'm shocked that the university said this because if you feed anything, including a human, they will never leave!

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