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Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by thistlebloom, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Jun 17, 2019
    thistlebloom

    thistlebloom Garden Master

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    Last week I was working in a clients garden and the pest control guy was spraying around the foundation of the house. I heard a yell/scream and looked over -wasp nest?
    No, he said, you gotta come see this!
    I walked around, and there was this tiny fawn lying against the foundation. Pest guy had been spraying and not looking ahead and got her square in the face. :(
    She bleated and scared the tar out of him.

    Obviously she couldn't stay there because he intended to finish spraying so I volunteered to move her. I picked her up, (and you know she was brand new because I was able to do this without her sprinting off). She immediately started yelling for mom and made me nervous about getting attacked, but her mom didn't appear and I carried her over to a hedge she could hide behind. I stepped over to set her down and there was her twin!

    As much as deer aggravate me there and make me want to chase them with a fork, it's not possible to think murderous thoughts about a fawn.
    Pretty cool that I actually got to hold one for a few seconds.

    I checked a few hours later and they were both gone. Next year I will be cussing them for decimating the landscape, but for a few minutes there, all was sweetness and light. :p

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    so lucky

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    Aww! :love I hope the one that got sprayed doesn't have any problems with that.
     
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    catjac1975

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    That was a special moment!
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Thanks for the rescue Thistle.
     
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    flowerbug

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    as much as they can be pests they are beautiful creatures and i wish them long and happy lives (NOT EATING MY GARDENS!). :)

    aka ("A blessing for the Tsar?! May God bless and keep the Tsar, far away from us!")
     
  6. Jun 17, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Wow what an experience. I guess that will never happen to me. :(

    Mary
     
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    Collector

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    That was a nice experience thistle. They will be eating the landscape this fall though.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    They are probably already making a list of the most expensive plants to put on their menu.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Don't feel bad Mary, :hugs maybe you can rescue a baby rat.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    LOL :gig
     

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