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Mammals

Another photo I've posted to my own LJ, but I couldn't find anything better without going too far back (yes, I was being a bit lazy).

Even when we lived in the suburbs, we would still get the occasional deer passing through the neighborhood... but nothing like what we get here out in the country! They regularly come through and hang out and last year we had a mom with two babies who made a regular circuit along our street (in fact, within days of moving in here, we were sitting out on the deck eating dinner and heard a clacking sound... and were astonished to see the mom and two babies just trotting down the street). This photo isn't as good as I would have liked, because I was snapping it through our front window (I also took several of them while they were grazing in my front yard, just feet from where I was standing, but the reflections off the window really distorted things). I suspect this may be mom and grown-up babies and a friend... or it could just be four other random deer. It's certainly made me change some of my plans for my garden here at the new house! Otherwise I'd run the risk of everything being eaten before I could get to it!

Please excuse the glare and the image from the television in the upper left-hand corner. I was in a hurry and didn't get a chance to shut it off before snapping the shot and didn't notice it was a problem until I was looking through the photos later. Ah, well... live and learn. I hopefully won't make that mistake again.

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They are interesting neighbours to have - but I can quite see why they may alter the way you garden!
Yeah... we had some problems with them in some of the places we lived when I was a kid, but we had dogs then and so they mostly stayed away from the garden. Some of our neighbors here have gone to extremes to keep the deer out, building really tall fences around their vegetable gardens. Our plan is to only put a few things out where they can reach them... and mostly have vegetables growing in containers on the deck. We're going to be planting some blueberries in the next few weeks out in the yard, though, and I'm hoping the deer leave them alone.
I would be astounded to see something like that. You're so fortunate.
We're coming up on a year here in this house and I still will stop and watch the deer whenever they wander through the yard or by the house... still hasn't gotten old!
The only deer I have seen here are on deer farms. Many Australians in country areas also erect high fences to protect their gardens from native animals, particularly possums and kangaroos. They usually need a wired in roof as well, if possums are a problem.
Yeah, I've seen chicken wire roofing on vegetable gardens in a few places around the neighborhood, which is part of what is making me so nervous about planting edible things out in the yard here!
I wish you luck.
I want to know if the go door-to-door at Halloween. *g*
They do need to learn yet on which side of the road they have to keep! *g* Lovely pic.