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Old May 27, 2009, 9:57 PM   #1
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My wife truly dislikes few things in this world, but in recent years, she has come to despise the deer with which we share our hillside. At first she thought they were pretty, till they started eating everything she plants. Thus, when I shot this one, Brenda took the deer's facial gesture personally



The deer was chowing down in a blackberry thicket that has covered a little draw at the edge of our yard, and, even though she wasn't waiting for the berries to ripen, she was definitely enjoying them



Judging from her weight, I think Brenda is soon going to have another pest to dislike.



As is probably obvious, the deer are not really afraid of us. I was shooting with the Bigma, but, she was looking directly at me through an open patio door to the side of our house. The sad part is they're not even afraid of our Labrador. They'll stand still with the dog barking not twenty feet away.

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Wonderful shots, we are also having deer, Red Deer, problems in some of the outer suburbs here in Brisbane.
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Paul,

I Wish I had a few of your nemesis in my backyard to photograph. I love the one sticking his tongue out. Nice captures.

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Oh dear
Great moment you caught them


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Old May 28, 2009, 10:40 AM   #5
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Deer didn't bother me until I hit one on Sunday-maybe I will get a hunting license next fall for revenge.
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What a shot Paul! you made my day, thanks.
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Great shots, wish my wife had such a great looking nemesis in the garden, she only dislikes these ones.


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Our dear little Deer are not so bold - since there is still lots of deer hunting in our area. It's a treat to see her so "up close and personal," though not a treat for your garden.
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Our dear little Deer are not so bold - since there is still lots of deer hunting in our area. It's a treat to see her so "up close and personal," though not a treat for your garden.
The sad part is that we live in the middle of an area that is heavily hunted. During deer season, we probably average hearing half a dozen shots per day, and unfortunately, there are hunters around who field-dress their kills and don't properly dispose of the head, skin, legs, etc....leading our dogs to bring us frequent "presents" they have found in the woods.

During the summer, though, they know they are not in danger from hunters.

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I know how your wife feels. When we were living up in Seattle, I had a garden that I tended along the side of the house. Everything was going well, until one early morning there was a loud commotion. I got up and went out side and only saw a lot of little beedy eyes looking at me in the dark. The next morning, I went outside and was met with the absolute utter devastation of the garden, with the possum family - mom and at least 4 others sitting off to the side, too fat to move...... They left absolutely nothing for us, other than the potatoes. I had to go to work, but by the time I got home - they were gone too.
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