Posing for the camera

beegood_gwJanuary 25, 2013

Checking out my yard this afternoon.

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Nice find!
They're getting brave! Food source at this time of the year is getting scares,...checking out and nibbling on almost anything!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 8:59PM
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beegood_gw

Yes they come into the yard every day. Up to 5 at a time. Somtimes they will bed down at the back of my house. So far no damage but if we get much more snow which it sounds like we will my apple trees may be on their menu. Sure hope not.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:45PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

They're coming into our yard too but i haven't gotten a good clear picture of them. We also have four or five of them, depending, or one small guy who seems to wander off on his own sometime. Dh has a bit of hay and feed on the far side of the driveway and is adding little treats for them like the crabapple preserves a neighbour gave him and frozen vegetables. They've pruned a couple of things in the flower beds, but nothing serious, and there's way more snow now so harder for them to get in it. The like the sunflower seeds we leave for the birds too!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 10:02AM
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beegood_gw

That's like my heard. There is one that often brings up the rear way late. Looking at this one I'd say she is pregnant' Her flank area is pretty well filled and considering the amount of snow we have I doubt she is fat.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:04PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Ours were here this afternoon but they were really spooky. Dh thinks there might be wolves around. :(

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 7:07PM
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weeper_11(2b SK)

Um..I think I look at these visitors differently than you guys haha! They ARE beautiful, but I shoot at them with our BB gun anytime I catch them in our yard..doesn't injure them, but the sound scares them more than yelling at them.

I have to put up stupid little fences around all of my young trees in our yard, it is very unpleasing to the eye! Otherwise they girdle all my trees. For my young shelterbelt, I have to paint them with a deer spray to deter them, otherwise they top the trees continually.

If you have anything you would hate to have destroyed, I sure wouldn't encourage them into your yard. They'll keep coming back, and they are capable of digging up the crowns of perennials with their sharp hooves..even when frozen and snow covered. I know from experience!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:39PM
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beegood_gw

No I sure don't encourage it. Chase them any chance I get. That's the last thing I want is for them to eat my shrubs and trees etc..There's a guy a short ways away that feeds them but for some reason they always end up here even tho I chase them any time I see them.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:56PM
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weeper_11(2b SK)

You must have better tasting plants! :) Ah, the burdens of being a gardener..

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 9:34PM
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