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Re: inaugural message? now deer

They certainly aren't shy!  I have had does browse in the yard and observe
me while I weed. I have had deer approach me hopefully, looking for a
handout. I have also been known to chase bucks and drive them off with a
rake or broom, or whatever was at hand. I was told it was an extremely
foolhardy thing to do, and of course I'd think twice about it now. And I
wouldn't let my dog go after one either, not one with a full rack anyway.
Last fall while walking her, we came upon a pair of sparring bucks. Her
barking distracted them and one after the other, they began running in our
direction and only veered off when about 10 yards from us. Shook me up, I
can tell you. 

There used to be mountain lions in this part of the country when I was a
child on a farm in Honesdale. I believe they're all gone now, and the bears
don't make much of a dent in the fawn population, if any.

> They are pretty bold, arent they?  I had a big buck standing in my driveway,
> and when I pulled up the driveway with the car, he didnt budge. It wasnt
> until I got out of the car and hollered at him that he sauntered off.
> I have a 4' fence in the back yard, but I also have 2 dogs who love to chase
> deer, so, so far the back yard has been untouched.  (Except for what my
> bratty younger dog munches on, sheesh). There is also supposedly a mtn lion
> on the mtn I live next to, but how much can one animal eat?
> -Peg in Va.
>> The local deer herd is growing and seems to double every year after the
>> fawns drop in May-June. This year they discovered peonies and defoliated
>> them, fortunately after they bloomed. They have since moved on to salvia,
>> astilbes, primulas, and Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). When I walk the
> dog
>> in the morning, I frequently see a herd of 9 to 12 beasts coming right up
> to
>> my neighbor's house. Perhaps she feeds them.
>> This past summer they even invaded my deck and ravaged my containers, so
> it
>> has become very personal. I confess I take a measure of satisfaction in
> the
>> heavy snow that is on the ground and shows no sign of melting. Since
> hunting
>> is prohibited in the community and there are no predators hereabouts,
> hunger
>> will have to take its toll. Fencing is not the answer; 4 feet is the
> maximum
>> permitted, and that's like a "welcome" sign to them.
>> Maria
>>> I love it - very clever!
>>>> "Do you deer what I deer?  A herd, a herd dancing in the night!"
>>>> DF
>>>> Peggy Elliott wrote:
>>>>> Libby, how dismal - a herd of 1??  :^(  Is that a herd?
>>>>> Can you get it some company? Or at least some good music or something?
> ;^)
>>>>> _Peg in Va (with obstinate, stubborn, almost militant deer everyplace,
> and
>>>>> ready to boing out in front of my car at the slightest provocation!)
>>>>>> nope, not inaugural message, as I wade through my emails and find a
> couple
>>>>>> previous messages.  Pretty big echo out there still, though.  Suppose
> we
>>>>>> should allow a few seconds for everyone to get subscribed, huh.
>>>>>> But by tomorrow we should be humming along, and the messages will be
> back
>>>>> to
>>>>>> more normal numbers, too, I should think.
>>>>>> My deer herd is down to 1.  I suppose I should be pleased, but the
> poor
>>>>>> thing looks so lost now.  hmmm I guess I was telling them to get lost
> not
>>>>> so
>>>>>> many weeks ago.
>>>>>> Libby
>>>>>> to break the ice...
>>>>>> welcome everybody!!
>>>>>> Libby
>>>>>> MD zone 6

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