Monday, June 15, 2015

Deer Like The New Garden Too!

Wouldn't you know it! First day after the new garden went in, so did the deer. At 7:30 this morning Norma noticed a pile of poop on the lawn before she saw several of her brand new plants were nipped off. Needles to say, she was not happy! There was no sign of any remaining deer in the yard and no sign of where he/she/they got in.

At about 1:00 this afternoon Norma did another circuit of the house and started yelling for me. There was a yearling deer inside the fence at the back of the house. I came out and shot it in the rear end with a BB to get it moving and it sauntered over to the wire fence, stooped down and walked right through it!

A closer inspection found damage to the wire fence where the landslide had torn it in half lengthwise, leaving a section that could be pushed far enough apart to get in or out, albeit with some scratches from the broken wire. This was not visible from a distance but if there is a way in, they will find it. Specially with a crop of tasty new flowers to reward them. I got some repair supplies from the workshop and got in between the bush and the damaged fence and made the repairs, rewarding myself with a few scratches. One more place where they can't get in. For now.


7 comments:

  1. Croft what can I say!!!!!!!! L

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    1. Chris, I would not trust her with a gun!

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  3. Hunter Croft, venison roast, steaks, summer sausage hmmmmm....

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  4. For Now. I was out firing rocks at one of our local deer the other night. I swear I heard it laugh at me,

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  5. For Now. I was out firing rocks at one of our local deer the other night. I swear I heard it laugh at me,

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  6. I have a bear and a cub bedding in one of my clover fields. The good part is that it appears to have eaten all of this year's coyote pups. The deer...well, they do most of their damage during the rut. It is the button bucks that do the damage-too young to fight a grown buck so they spar with my fruit trees. The bears eat newborn deer as well, maybe there will be fewer button bucks, come this fall's rut season.

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