Gardening for Wildlife forum: Deer Surprise!!!

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 20, 2012 4:13 PM CST
Last evening I had the most amazing deer encounter, finished the dinner cleanup, decided to go turn the water on the raspberries, open the gate to the terraced area and there was a deer with her head down munching grass on the level just below the raspberries, so close, like 5 feet, finally she looks up, I tell her it's ok, I expected her to turn and run, instead, much to my surprise she lays down in the cool grass in the shade of the rocks right in front of me.. I quietly close the gate and leave. So I tell DH, and before I know it he is stomping across the deck to try and see her, then he tells me it is a buck, I say no it isn't, he says it has horns, I say no it doesn't, I know horns when I see them. He points to the buck, sure enough it has horns, there are 2 of them, I show him where she is, I had not seen the buck. Isn't that just too cool!!!! DH stood on a chair and got a couple of photos. The deer were more important than the raspberries, but they did get water later after the deer left.

If you look carefully you will see the doe's ear on the right hand side of the second photo.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Aug 20, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Wow!! Super cool!!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Aug 20, 2012 4:39 PM CST
It sure was Lee Anne, so unexpected that she would plop down right in front of me. Hilarious!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Aug 20, 2012 4:42 PM CST
I know! You'd think she would of bee-lined it right outa there! Nice photo op though!!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 22, 2013 2:06 AM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up

Can't believe I'm just now seeing this! *Blush* Blinking

Great pics! Thanks for sharing! Wonderful story! I tip my hat to you. nodding

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2013 9:09 AM CST
Marilyn, I'm glad you found and liked my little story and the photos of the deer. Big Grin I tip my hat to you.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 22, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Ha, I saw this just the other day myself. Glad I did finially see it. Thumbs up
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2013 11:02 AM CST
Rita, I'm glad that you got to see this too!! I tip my hat to you.

Saw 3 deer on the street last night at dusk. Green Grin!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 22, 2013 11:06 AM CST
Big Grin
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 22, 2013 6:07 PM CST

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Aw! I miss the deer! There hasn't been many since the drought just about starved them out!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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