Very OT - but thought you'd enjoy

joyce_6333August 5, 2014

I was in the backyard the other day talking to DH, and we turned around and saw this. Luckily I had my phone in my hand otherwise would have missed it. They were standing on the edge of the woods just staring at us. Sorry it's a little blurry, but didn't have much time before they bolted away.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Long legged rodents!! Be gone!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:12PM
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Annie, I do have to agree with you that they can be pests. They eat everything I plant. But they sure are cute.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:42PM
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Have you seen this ---------

Here is a link that might be useful: fawn lovin' belly rubs

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:49PM
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Years ago, when clearing a wooded area post tornado, my neighbor found a baby in the woods, whose mother had been killed by the storm. He brought it home and it became immediate friends with our then 1-1/2-year-old son who was still carrying a bottle but walking very well. The fawn followed him everywhere and they shared the bottle. It protected our son from other children who it felt might endanger him. As it grew up, too large for playing with a small child, we took it to the local zoo after conferring with out vet who said it would not be able to survive in the wild because it had spent most of its life in domestication so the zoo was the best place for it. We enjoyed it and our baby still cherishes those pictures of him and the baby deer walking around sharing a bottle of milk.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:57PM
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We see them a lot here in the 'hill country' of Austin also. Many times along the roads unfortunately, with vultures filling their bellies. Such is nature I guess, but I'm always amazed excited when I see them, especially a whole family!

One of the strangest sights in my neighborhood was coming home one afternoon and seeing a cow walking thru my subdivision. I'm out in the country surrounded by farms, and the big guy escaped thru an opening in the fence. It took a good 45 minutes for the police to escort him back to the field, and he would stop and let out a loud mooooo every so often. It was a very hot day also, poor guy.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:58PM
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An all-too-familiar sight in my neighborhood too, but somehow I never tire of it. I even see them when I'm jogging and they just stare at me sometimes. Had one in my front yard a couple of weeks ago that just grazed while I was standing there taking its photo. I am currently at war with the raccoons and possums (I think) who are beating me to my tomatoes though. Grrrrrr!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:20PM
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Tons of deer at our house in Ohio.

Last week we were in Colorado visiting my in laws and I couldn't help but take a picture of the nursing elk. All together now, "awwwww."

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:31PM
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I occasionally see deer in my yard or in the neighbor's yard, but it's rare as they generally stay in a nearby wilderness park.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:43PM
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Holly- Kay

We often have deer in our yard and it never fails to make me smile. I love them.

Several years ago we had a pair of new fawns that would lay by my DH's garage door. They weren't shy at all.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:53PM
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I love seeing them and hate what they do to my garden! Around us they are SO bold they rarely move when we get close or just casually saunter off. A mama once followed my DH while he walked our dog because Cajun resembles a fox - the mama seemed to want to push them away from where she hid her baby.

This one was just munching away in a neighbors yard when I came home from my walk the other day. She didn't even flinch as I approached and I stood thatclose to her taking pics and video.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:19PM
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Awwwww, on the elk pic!

Brazen hussy you got there, dlm!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 4:52PM
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See them all the time around here and they are a menace. Gardens destroyed, cars destroyed (as well as deer) and the threat of Lyme disease. They are kind of pretty and the fawns are adorable. Sadly, there was a dead fawn in a neighbor's driveway that had been hit by a car on Sunday. There are just too darn many of them.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:51PM
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We have them in our yard almost 24/7, but I never get tired of seeing them. They certainly limit what flowers you can plant, but they were here first. :)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:56AM
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Beautiful picture. I just watched an interesting documentary on Netflix--"The Private Life of Deer". Addresses many of the issues mentioned above. But I still think they're beautiful creatures!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Private Life of Deer

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:17AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Here's what I woke up to this a.m.

Mama and 2 babies have been hanging around for over a year now.

Long-legged rodents!!!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:56AM
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We love them! I know they can be destructive, but still love seeing them in our yard.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:16AM
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Ohhh, love all of these nature pics! Joyce, they're beautiful! Osage: what a wonderful video clip. So sweet! Patricia, you should write a book about your son's experience. Seriously. It would make a great picture book for kids and adults.

As you all know, we live in the mountains of New Mexico. In our community here, everyone has at least several acres of land, with hardly any fences between us. We see deer, bear, coyote and bobcats wandering around but my favorites are the wild horses. Occasionally we'll look up from what we're doing and see one, two or even a small herd of them wandering right past our doors. Beautiful! I managed to snap a pic of this lovely right off our front portal one evening at dusk.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:18AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

On it would be so wonderful to see a horse hanging out around our yard!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 4:56PM
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How cool is that wild horse? My husband teases me about the wildlife I get to encounter while I'm out in the field.

So far I've encountered river otter, beaver, mink, fox, rabbits, deer, elk, bear, peacocks, wild turkeys, bald eagles, nutira (giant water rats!), raccoons, skunk, possums, blue heron and loads of amphibians and snakes. I've been fortunate NOT to see any cougar-I think that would scare me more than the bear! Not to mention the usual livestock plus a bit more unusual, including llamas, alpacas and even a couple of camel.

It's a lot of fun to see wildlife up close in nature. I have mixed emotions about seeing deer and other wild animals in neighborhoods. Development has encroached on their territory so people get impacted by them. I always tell rural landowners who want to build on their lots to be prepared to forget about having flowers and fish ponds. I met a guy who put in a $75,000 koi pond and stocked it with dozens of koi that cost several thousand dollars-only to find the raccoons and heron had a buffet while he was gone for the weekend.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 1:32AM
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Just the other day while getting dinner ready to serve we saw a doe running down our street. We live in the city! There is a creek that runs behind our cross-street so they follow that. Somebody on our street has a yard that attracts them.

We also have barred owls and love their distinctive call. Luckily, I am a sound sleeper, but one night one was really close to the house.

Love the wild horse!

Here is a link that might be useful: barred owl call

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 7:30AM
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Love that horse, Lynn. Pesky, what a great job!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 10:08AM
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