Saturday, 14 June 2014

It's a dance between me and my deer friends

Yes, not so much a battle, since Bambi was here long before humans. I'm not so upset when they graze. Most of the time, despite my research, I find they'll eat 2/3 plants. Unlike Fred Groundhog, they don't uproot plants!

It's pretty enough, all transplanted from beside the house.
In the distance, Oliver's Lot.
I used elm logs to make a barrier.
It was a new garden I'd built. I never even thought about Bambi at the time. However, I surely should have. Me bad.

I suspect it is the buck, the one with a tumour on its flank. He doesn't seem to be in pain. Thing is, there is lots to eat, but my budding Asiatic lilies must have drawn him! It's my own fault. I saw him down on Oliver's Lot (our lot #2) and he watches me, but doesn't flee.

I spotted him on the Grassy Knoll yesterday. Lots of great grass to eat. He is fattening up. Don't you love those ears? Seeing him there, I know it must be a safe place. No coyotes or wolves today!

Bambi from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
We have two deer who hang about in summer. This buck has some sort of tumour on its flank. He seems healthy otherwise. The pregnant doe dissappeared for a few days. I spotted her on the same grass knoll yesterday. I'm keeping my eye out for a fawn!

Look closer: chop!

He left me one, at least!

Chop off their head! ( or hosta leaves)

This totally stripped!

attempt #1 - but I ran out of chicken wire fencing!
Saturday's #28
Do you like the meme badge I
made for Eileen?!
This won't keep him out, but I bought more wire...


TexWisGirl said...

seems you are feeding them well! :)

VioletSky said...

Those ears are hilariously huge!! It's a shame they insist on having your flowers for dessert, though.

Debbie said...

oohhhh i love deer, love, love, love!!

but i know they can be very distructive in the garden. i am happy i don't have to worry about that. but i would love that view!!

William Kendall said...

He is a handsome buck!

My parents gave up on a vegetable garden finally after the deer finished off their whole bean crop.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

They're beautiful animals, but there's not much left of your flowers.

eileeninmd said...

I love the deer, they are so pretty. Prettier than the groundhogs that eat our plants and flowers.. Great post. Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the darling deer and great photos for SC ~ Thanks, xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Happy hart indeed!!! Wish you well with the fence... YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

I like your log border. I am so lucky that deer don't come near our cabin because of the granite cliff location. - Margy

Anonymous said...

Destructive but beautiful.

Pia said...

Beautiful deers, lucky you to have them so close!