It looks like some new neighbors have moved in. At a glance, they seem to resemble another family that moved in last year.
It seems to be a family of three – a mother and two young ones. They were standing in the cemetery right across the road from us.
They were all ears when I stepped over to get a closer look.
I guess I got a little too close, because they started to hurry off. The twins were first to leave.
The mother followed right behind. I wish I could say I was happy to see them, but I’m not. We already have enough deer in our suburban area as it is – too many in fact. We counted over a dozen in one herd last winter. There’s simply not enough habitat for the number of deer, plus they keep right on reproducing. Their only predator in our immediate area is the automobile, and that’s definitely a one-sided battle the deer will never win. I’ve seen one accident right in front of our house and several near misses.
We have to protect everything we grow in order to keep the deer from eating it all. The vegetables are fenced in or covered up, and everything else gets doused with repellent on a regular basis. It’s unfortunate, but our Welcome Wagon gift to them will not be a cake or cookies. I’m afraid it’s going to have to be more Deer Stopper. Or maybe the Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent this time.
Both do the job for us, but they must be reapplied every 3-4 weeks, and even more often in rainy weather. I guess I could always hope these three will locate someplace else, but I’m not holding my breath. Anybody want some wildlife in your backyard? Have I got a deal for you!