Deer-ly beloved we have gathered here on this blog to view some deer photos. And not just one or two, but a grand total of 66 photos of deer. Imagine our surprise when we put that camera card into the computer and up popped 66 shots of deer-ly beloved deer.
And all it took was some frozen squash and pumpkins collected from the garden, and dumped in front of the camera. If you feel like viewing all 66 deer shots, feel free to visit this MBD Picassa album.
In the process we learned a few important lessons.
One: Deer like to pee on the pumpkins that they can’t break open, either they do it, or the dogs did it. Or maybe it was the coyotes….all I know is don’t you go and eat that yellow snow.
Two: Our first impulse was to go to the feed mill and buy a bag of corn. It was a generous impulse, but apparently we would have ended up killing them by mistake. Deer cannot digest bellies full of corn, and develop acidosis, which eventually kills them. Well fed deer are no longer nomadic like they should be, and are exposed to parasites, and disease when they are grouped together feeding at one site.
Three: The things you learn, when you think you are doing something right. Check out this site from Farm and Dairy, it’s full of interesting facts on deer, stuff I had no idea about.
Four: Don’t feed the deer!
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams