Oh dear, deer me!

United States
July 16, 2017 6:10pm CST
I was doing a few things in the kitchen when I glanced out the window and spotted this girl meandering in the back. She was helping to weed eat around the pond and we thank her for that effort! She finally got out of the shadows and into the light where I could get a photo....then she spotted another deer eating corn and she flew in that direction. Unfortunately, the other deer is not good at sharing and chased this girl off. Not that a deer is afraid of what I say, but I did yell at the other deer to stop being so nasty! My husband gets a kick out of it when I talk to the deer, and more so when I reprimand them! Photo is mine obviously!
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@valmnz (13269)
• New Zealand
16 Jul 17
How wobderful, first rabbits, now deer. You have a lot of wonderful friends there!
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• United States
17 Jul 17
We see the deer more often as they are out and roaming the property from sun up to sun down. We especially love the little ones.
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@ramapo17 (26042)
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Nov 17
@AbbyGreenhill I always talked to all the deer that were in my yard as I was gardening. They never ran away.
@GardenGerty (105494)
• United States
16 Jul 17
Well at least she was making herself useful.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
Yes, they help keep things neat and trimmed!
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Jul 17
I'm glad you talked to the other deer about sharing...., it's lovely watching the various wildlife that come into our gardens....
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• United States
17 Jul 17
One time I told the mother doe to bring out her baby so I could see it - and not long after she did. I know it was purely accidental, but it made me smile.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Jul 17
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@LadyDuck (188846)
• Switzerland
17 Jul 17
Also my husband has a funny reaction when I talk to the animals and reprimand them.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
Glad I'm not alone in this LOL!
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@LadyDuck (188846)
• Switzerland
17 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill I was reprimanding a young kitten this morning because he was stealing the food of Willy and did not let him approach the bowl. Our garden is becoming a "Kitty Hotel".
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• United States
17 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Start charging those free-loaders! They spread that word that food is out!
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@HazySue (24679)
• United States
17 Jul 17
I would yell too. You never now what will get through to the deer. I love watching the deer grazing. They are such beautiful animals.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
Yes they are and they are far from dumb animals. My husband puts corn out daily, in the same spot, at the same time. They know that. We always wonder what they do when we aren't' around for a few days.
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@HazySue (24679)
• United States
17 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill When we lived in Pennsylvania we used to put out a salt lick along with the corn. I loved watching them.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
@HazySue We always have a salt lick - even the buck licks it. We even saw a bunny licking it!
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul 17
Maybe she is the mother.
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• United States
18 Jul 17
Unless the fawns are with them it's hard to tell who is a mom and who isn't. But this girl is young.
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@celticeagle (121072)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill ......Interesting.
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@nanette64 (18208)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Jul 17
Some people just don't get that we know "critter talk" @AbbyGreenhill .
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• United States
17 Jul 17
I wish Ruby understood me better!
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@nanette64 (18208)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill LOL. I feel ya.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 17
Sorry to ask, but the deer is your pet?
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• United States
17 Jul 17
No, they just live in the woods and my husband gives them deer corn so they come often.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill it's nice to see that animals come to your place to keep you company
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
16 Jul 17
when we talk to them.They scooted of.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
They stand there and watch us in the pool and we think it's because they are interested in what Ruby is doing.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
17 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill If it was Ms.Ruby here she will try to chase them and bark.
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@LeaPea2417 (23260)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Jul 17
Wow, that is a big deer not too near your house!
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• United States
16 Jul 17
I am sure they come close to the house in the front - my husband sees their prints in the dirt in front. In back they stay behind the fence. She is a good size but we have a few 'moms' that are huge. They were out this morning, one has twins and one has a single.
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@LeaPea2417 (23260)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill Interesting!
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@Susan2015 (22208)
• United States
17 Jul 17
A great photo and what a pretty deer she is too.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
I love the color they are at this time of year. Thanks.
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@JohnRoberts (67329)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 17
Are you the Deer Whisperer?
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• United States
17 Jul 17
I sure am and the Bunny Whisperer and the Husband Whisperer too.
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@snowy22315 (56190)
• United States
16 Jul 17
We have plenty of those animal people around our area..I don't talk to them though.
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• United States
16 Jul 17
I talk to rocks, I prefer talking to things that don't talk back LOL!
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
You the new Deer Whisperer huh?!!
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• United States
17 Jul 17
Good one LOL - yes, that's me!
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
18 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill You should have your own tv series now!
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• United States
18 Jul 17
@allen0187 Wild KIngdom LOL!
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@akp100 (13390)
• India
17 Jul 17
Nice photo there. And I must say wonder surrounding you have there. Here in the city its kind of boring view outside.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
Thanks, yes, in the country we have lots of interesting things to see, and always changing.
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@akp100 (13390)
• India
18 Jul 17
@AbbyGreenhill It is always good to have surrounding like that around home. It makes life peaceful for sure.
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@TheHorse (75130)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Sep 17
Heh. I talk gently to deer, chirp angrily at squirrels, and peep at birds. Maybe I actually AM crazy.
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• Mombasa, Kenya
23 Sep 17
Hahaha,
@sallypup (30116)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Jul 17
That is one healthy looking helper.
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• United States
17 Jul 17
We have a few that are huge,but deer in TN tend to be on the smaller size. Not like those up north.
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@ramapo17 (26042)
• Melbourne, Florida
22 Nov 17
When I lived in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, we had so many deer in our yard. At one time we had almost 10, some moms and some babies. I always talked to them and some would be in my yard as I was gardening. I learned how to plant the right things that the deer did not like. It was challenging until I figured it out. I spent a lot of money on plants before I got it right.
• Mombasa, Kenya
23 Sep 17
Beautiful scenery