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Re: Wildlife

ouch, feral hogs are mean and destructive.....

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM, Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:

> I see deer all the time as my house is adjacent to a wildlife area where
> hunting season is thundering. I fear for the little buck who is
> generally grazing at the end of my driveway when I get home in the
> evening. There are so many ignorant people here who have no respect for
> wildlife. I have learned to plant things the deer do not love. However,
> the next animals heading this way are wild hogs, and they are neither
> gentle nor beautiful.
> zem
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 26, 2012, at 6:28 PM, "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI"
> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
> > I often wish I could see deer in my front yard like many of you do, but
> then
> > I think about all the garden damage y'all talk about, and I come to my
> > senses. I guess being excited about seeing them (usually the rear end,
> > bounding away) in the mountains may be best.
> > My biggest excitement of the year was seeing a bear on the way to our
> > volunteer lunch in the mountains last month. Six years we've been
> > volunteering up there, hearing bear stories from everyone and never
> seeing a
> > bear. Accused them of making it up, no one's ever produced a photo.  But
> as
> > I was driving just before I got to camp, a smallish black bear ran across
> > the road in front of my car. Slammed on the brakes, I'm shouting to
> myself
> > "A bear! A bear! Where's my camera!!" but of course by the time I got the
> > camera the bear was gone. Now my husband, who wasn't along, thinks I'm
> > making it up.
> > I saw a tarantula on my hike Sunday morning, too.  :-)
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> > Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> > Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 3:19 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: [CHAT] Wildlife
> >
> > I don't think the Superstorm impacted the wildlife around here very much.
> > We have continued to have a pair of mallards on the pond, and our usual
> > assortment of birds and squirrels at the feeders.  But on Thanksgiving
> > morning a pair of wild turkeys paraded through our drive, and Sunday
> morning
> > as we drove out our lane we had to wait for a flock of about fifteen to
> > cross the road.
> >
> > Then this afternoon our neighbor to the back telephoned to say that there
> > was a dead deer on our property just beyond the line.  There is a small
> > passage about four feet wide between the back of my garden fence and the
> > rail fence on the property line.  The deer - a handsome buck with a rack,
> > was in this passage.  What to do?  We called every town office we could
> find
> > a telephone number for, and each one said it wasn't their business.
>  Finally
> > we telephoned the county parks department that has an installation just
> down
> > the road from us - a shooting range called the Sportsmen' s Center, but
> > which is mostly used by state and local police as a practice range.  The
> > three houses at the end of our little road back up on the Blue Mountain
> > County Park which is really an undeveloped strip of woods.  A couple of
> nice
> > guys came right out from the Sportsmen's Center and hauled the carcass
> away
> > for us.  They said it had been dead for a while.  I am sure I saw this
> buck
> > on Saturday afternoon.  He had not run from me when I tried to chase him,
> > but had gone off in the direction of the place where he was found.  Deer
> > don't usually run from me - they are all pretty tame around here - come
> > toward me sometimes to see what I want.  He appeared to have been shot,
> so I
> > guess he didn't run because he was already injured.  Probably there was a
> > hunter in the woods - since we hear shooting from the Sportsmen's
> Center, we
> > wouldn't have noticed shots in the woods.  Of course, any shooting in
> > Westchester County is forbidden, but I'm sure some hunters are still out
> > there.  We are so overrun with deer that we sometimes wish there were at
> > least a brief hunting season.
> >
> > What next?
> >
> > Auralie
> >
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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  • Follow-Ups:
    • Re: Wildlife
      • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson53@gmail.com>
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    • Wildlife
      • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
    • RE: Wildlife
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Wildlife
      • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>

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