White Tail Deer Checking Out My Garden

@sgbrown (1682)
United States
February 10, 2016 7:20am CST
It seems as though the deer know when hunting season is over. We haven't seen many deer at our place in a couple of months. The other morning, as I was looking out the back window, I saw this small buck checking out my garden spot. Hubby tilled the garden yesterday and we will be planting a few things soon. I'm sure once the garden begins to come up, we will be seeing more and more deer.
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@JudyEv (96777)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
Would deer respect an electric fence? They are pretty creatures aren't they?
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@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
10 Feb 16
They are such beautiful creatures, @JudyEv I love seeing them as they pass through out place. We have put up an electric fence before and it didn't do any good. They just jump over it!
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• United States
10 Feb 16
JudyEv - deer can jump a 10 foot high fence w/o a problem.
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@JudyEv (96777)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
@sgbrown What about a 'very high' electric fence? Just joking - I'm sure it's not easy to deter them. Shiny, whizzy things hanging on the fence? Or do they just get used to all these sorts of things?
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
10 Feb 16
The deer is cute, but they can be messy when they visit a garden.
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@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Deer are so pretty and I love seeing them, but they can be very destructive to a garden. Last year they ate all my okra and black-eyed peas! This year we are going to try something different to keep them out of the garden.
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
11 Feb 16
@sgbrown Have you tried those automatic sprinklers, or the ultrasonic repellent? The sprinklers work with the cats.
• United States
11 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Deer don't mind rain or water, they aren't afraid of much.
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@marguicha (80321)
• Chile
10 Feb 16
I always think that I´d love to see deer where I live, but they belong to the northern hemisphere (and the country, I guess). There are lots of parrot like birds here. They are a menace although they are beautiful.
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@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
10 Feb 16
I would love to see parrots in the wild. I guess we each have our different wild animals in our areas.
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@marguicha (80321)
• Chile
10 Feb 16
@sgbrown Wild animals are lovely, but I´d rather watch them from a distance. I have a couple of trees here that give lots of seeds. The parrots come, eat the seeds inside and guess who has to clean up the mess
@shshiju (9189)
• Cochin, India
10 Feb 16
You have special guests in your garden. Friendly nature attracts more deer to your garden.
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@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
10 Feb 16
I love seeing the deer, but I am not to fond of them eating all my garden vegetables!
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@shshiju (9189)
• Cochin, India
11 Feb 16
@sgbrown Did they like your vegetables ?
• United States
10 Feb 16
Plant lavender and marigolds around the perimeter of the garden - deer hate the smell.
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@sgbrown (1682)
• United States
10 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Some has mentioned the marigolds. I will try to plant some around the edge of the garden and see what happens. That is going to be a lot of marigolds!
• United States
11 Feb 16
@sgbrown It doesn't have to be a solid row- just enough so they can smell it.
• Marion, Ohio
10 Feb 16
They are pretty. I plant marigolds all over my garden. It helps keep the rabbits out also.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
great pic! yepperz, they know when it's safe to come out, lol. kinda one'f those 'if ya build it, they will come' kinda scenario's. deer're purty nosy 'n when schtuff's been altered, they jest can't seem to resist checkin' it out. that're perhaps he was plannin' what ya'll ought to plant? ;)
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Feb 16
You will for sure have deer around once your garden starts growing. Do you have any kind of plans to keep them away?
@Varjokani (201)
• Finland
10 Feb 16
Awws. That is so cute. That big nose. Awws.Sorry I just had to type that. Its so fluffy and adorable. Thanks for sharing it. :)